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Fussy Eaters for children with additional needs
Wed. 2 November 2016, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm AEDT
We eat food to survive but we also enjoy eating in various social settings (e.g. family mealtimes, dinner with friends).
However, eating is a complex skill which can make eating a wide range of foods challenging for some children. We are constantly exposed to a range of tastes and textures. Some children will try new food, be intrigued if they see another child or adult eat it whilst other children will refuse to go anywhere near it. Fussy eating can make mealtimes difficult for some families.
- How children learn to eat during various stages of development;
- The steps involved in eating;
- What is a fussy eater?
- Why fussy eaters may choose only certain food types;
- Using the Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) approach to increase the range of food in a child’s diet.
This approach is strengths based and uses the child’s sensory system and play interests to help the child explore a wide range of food.
This workshop will be facilitated by Tina Moisidis, Plumtree's Speech pathologist and kate Plaza, Plumtree's Occupational Therapist.
PLEASE NOTE: Childcare is not available on this occasion. Please do not bring your child/children.