speech therapists in Shenton Park and Success

Mealtime Management

Mealtimes don’t have to be stressful. Whether your child has:

  • Fussy eating or food refusal,
  • Lengthy mealtimes,
  • Dysphagia,
  • Or other mealtime challenges

we can help you get a handle on it.

How we can help

Swallowing is an essential skill. It develops from infancy and involves a series of voluntary and involuntary actions that allow food to move from the mouth to the digestive system.

When an infant or child is unable to suck, eat, drink or tolerate certain textures, they may have a condition called Dysphagia. People with Dysphagia are at high risk of choking, poor nutrition, dehydration and aspiration pneumonia (where food and liquid travel to the lungs instead of the stomach).  Through the use of texture modifications and adaptive equipment, your Speech Pathologists will work with you and your child to ensure your child is safe during swallowing.

Our Speech Pathologists also work with children with various food aversions (e.g. textures, colors and placement). Through a process known as graded exposure, your child will explore new foods in a structure and safe way. We can support you to ensure your child is safe, and you are worry-free, at mealtimes.

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Does your child show signs of food refusal, lengthy mealtimes, or restricted eating patterns? We can tailor mealtime management plans to their needs.

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