12 AUG 2021 Covid-19 update

Please be advised that DURING THE CURRENT LOCKDOWN we will remain OPEN FOR BUSINESS for Audiology and Speech Pathology Services. Please assume your booked appointments will proceed unless we contact you to advise otherwise. Click here for more information on how we are responding to the crisis.

A baby being offered a spoonful of food
Proper feeding is required for your baby's optimal growth and development
A baby being offered a spoonful of food
Proper feeding is required for your baby's optimal growth and development

Paediatric feeding disorders

A Paediatric feeding disorder is the inability of a child to consume sufficient calories for optimal growth and development. Most childhood feeding disorders are the result of related medically based conditions, congenital abnormalities, developmental delays, sensory processing disorders, and environmental factors. Feeding problems in the typically developing population include food refusal, disruptive mealtime behaviours, rigidity in the range of preferred foods, suboptimal growth and failure to meet self-feeding developmental milestones.

The Speech Pathologists at Brindabella Hearing & Speech Centre have been trained in the SOS Approach to Feeding.

What we offer

  1. Assessment
  2. Therapy

Assessment

Suitable for:

Children aged 6 months and up with feeding concerns.

Duration:

60 minutes

Prior to the appointment:

No referral necessary. You will be sent a questionnaire to be completed prior to the appointment. You will be sent a list of food items to bring to the appointment.

During the appointment:

Your Speech-Language Pathologist will work with you one-on-one through a set of pre-defined exercises tailored to your individual needs. Your Speech-Language Pathologist may be implementing the SOS Approach to Feeding treatment protocol.

What you walk away with:

You - and your doctor if this was a referral - will be delivered a comprehensive report following the assessment.

Booking information:

Visit our appointment page for costs and an online booking form.

Therapy

Suitable for:

Only those who have previously undergone a speech assessment with Brindabella Hearing & Speech Centre.

Duration:

45 minutes

Prior to the appointment:

As explained by your Speech-Language Pathologist during the assessment or previous therapy session.

During the appointment:

Your Speech-Language Pathologist will work with you one-on-one through a set of pre-defined exercises tailored to your individual needs.

What you walk away with:

No report is provided at therapy sessions, however ongoing feedback on your progress is provided verbally. Should you or your doctor require a written report at any stage this can be arranged, in which case the therapy session will be charged at the speech assessment rate.

Booking information:

Visit our appointment page for costs and an online booking form.