registration form here - the Paediatric Feeding Education

Two day paediatric feeding workshop
Day 1: Effectively assessing and managing common breast, bottle cup drinking and solid feeding
problems in infants and children
Day 2: Effectively assessing and managing infants and children with severe oral hypersensitivity
and feeding aversion
Sarah Starr
Thursday 24 September & Friday 25 September, 2015
This course has been designed for speech pathologists and
other allied health professionals who are currently working with
infants and children with feeding difficulties aged 0-5 years.
Sarah Starr, Director Speech Pathology Services
B.App.Sc (Speech Pathology), M.Health Sc. (Education),
M.S.P.A.A, C.P.S.P.
Sarah has extensive experience in the assessment and
management of eating, drinking and communication issues.
Experience has been gained whilst working at The Spastic
Centre, Westmead Hospital, The Children’s Hospital at
Westmead and in private practice over the past 29 years.
Specialising in oromotor movements, oral and craniofacial
abnormalities (eg. tongue-tie, cleft palate, dental speech
problems), and early feeding difficulties (breast, bottle feeding
and with solid transition and eating skills. Sarah has wide
experience with a range of congenital syndromes, chromosome
disorders, cleft palate, developmental delay, disability and
autism. Sarah has many years of experience and speciality
in transitioning infants and children from tube to oral feeding.
Sarah also specialises in medico-legal assessments and
provides regular lecturing to students, allied health professionals
and parent groups.
Sarah is currently working in private practice with her caseload
primarily focused on infant and childhood feeding difficulties
including breast and bottle feeding difficulties, difficulties
transitioning to solid foods and a range of feeding disorders
associated with conditions such as craniofacial abnormalities,
down syndrome, autism and congenital syndromes. Recent
publication: Dysphagia: Foundations, Theory and Practice.Ed.
by J Chicero & B. Murdoch, Wiley & Sons Ltd, 2006.
Course Modules
The following modules will be covered over the two course days.
Module One:
Assessment and management of common
breast, bottle and cup drinking problems
Assessment of a range of breast, bottle and cup drinking
problems, normal versus abnormal feeding patterns, causes of
drinking issues ( eg tongue tie, cleft palate, oral coordination/
tone issues) and assessing swallowing during drinking will be
Management of a range of common problems such as breast
pain and discomfort, poor sucking at breast/bottle, coughing,
poor intake, and liquid loss will be explained. A range of
equipment appropriate options and appropriate choices will be
explored to facilitate intake, skills and safe swallowing. Case
examples will be shown.
Module Two:
Managing solid feeding difficulties
Assessing and management of a range of feeding difficulties in
infants and children including poor transition to solids including
puree, lumpy solids and finger foods, poor chewing, biting
and oral preparation, poor intake of a range of solids, tongue
thrusting and poor self feeding will be addressed across a range
of childhood conditions.
Managing gagging, refusal, tongue thrusting, poor chewing
and solid transition and techniques to improve biting, tongue
transfers/movement and chewing skills will be discussed.
Several video case examples will be explored.
Course Modules (continued)
Module Three:
Assessing infants and children with oral
aversion and oral sensory issues
This module will cover:
1. Understanding the origins and causal factors of oral
hypersensitivity and feeding aversion eg oral sensory processing
disorder, autism, oral/feeding trauma, oral deprivation,
inappropriate feeding practices
2. Assessing oral sensory status and oral aversion
Assessment of these children requires thorough assessment of
the child’s oral sensory status and motor coordination as well
as feeding history. Methods of thorough assessment will be
discussed to allow for appropriate planning of management.
Case examples will be given for participants to assess.
Module Four:
Managing oral hypersensitivity and food
This module will address children who are refusing food or liquid
textures and may pose a challenge for the family and therapist.
Management strategies covering appropriate selection of foods,
methods of introduction, auditory and visual cueing,
desensitisation / warning charts, appropriate behaviour
modification techniques and positive family mealtimes will be
Mild to severe feeding aversion examples will be given.
Several case videos will be explored, discussed and explained.
Location: The Coronation Club, 86 Burwood Rd, Burwood,
Sydney, NSW, 2134
(Walking distance from Burwood railway station)
Times: Registration 8.30 Course: 9am– 5pm
$495 ( incl. GST)
Meals: Morning tea and lunch provided
Car parking available in Westfields Shopping Centre or in council
carpark in Meryla St, Burwood.
Application Procedure:
Fill out the registration form attached and return with cheque,
money order or with credit card details and signature to:
Speech Pathology Services,
PO Box 2214
Burwood North NSW 2134
Alternatively, you can fax ( fax no: 02 9745 5177) or email
the form and tick that you will make an eft payment. The eft
payment will need to be received for a place to be secured
by the closing date. When making a direct deposit, type your
full name as the reference when depositing into the following
Account name: Speech Pathology Services
Account no:
171 450
032 062
Registration Deadline:
Registrations close on Friday 28 August 2015 or sooner once
course reaches capacity.
Enquiries:[email protected]
(02) 97455133
Confirmation of your place will be given via email once
payment has been received and processed so please
include your email address on your application.
Two day paediatric feeding workshop
Day 1: Effectively assessing and managing common breast, bottle cup drinking and solid feeding
problems in infants and children
Day 2: Effectively assessing and managing infants and children with severe oral hypersensitivity
and feeding aversion
Presented by Sarah Starr
Thursday 24 September & Friday 25 September, 2015
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Speech Pathology Services
P.O Box 2214
Burwood North, NSW 2134
If making direct deposit please fax (02 9745 5177) or email your registration form to [email protected]
Confirmation of payment will be given via email once payment is made.