Eating sense-ably

Originally published on Oct. 23, 2017. Eating is a massively sensory-rich activity. So many of the eating and drinking challenges I work with every day have a sensory component. So why would sensory processing have an impact on eating? Your body takes in and processes (at least 7) types of...

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Things We Love #1 Ellyn Satter's Division of Responsibility

Originally published on Oct. 17, 2017. As a feeding therapist, I am always on the look-out for things to share with Parents and colleagues. Ellyn Satter's Division of Responsibility Model just about sums up everything I believe about children's competence around food, trusting their instincts...

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Towels, your feeding chair hack

Originally published on Oct. 15, 2017. "A towel, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy says, is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have." Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Who am I to disagree with Douglas Adams? Towels, in feeding, as in...

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'Bite and Dissolve' finger foods- your Speech and Language Therapist's favourite weapon of oral progression

Originally published on Oct. 1st, 2017. In my last post, we talked a bit about developmental readiness for weaning, espcially in the context of developmental delays and disabilities. We're going to expand today on the subject of finger foods, something that feeding-specialist Speech and...

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Your mouth is connected to your hip bone (sort of)

Originally published on Sept. 20, 2017. Have you got a child with developmental delays? Are you struggling with their weaning? Maybe they got onto purees ok, but they are gagging on lumps and finger foods? When your child takes puree from a spoon, they can use a similar backwards-forwards...

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Welcome- Here Are A Few of My Favourite Things

Originally published on Sept. 16, 2017.Hi, I'm a Speech and Language Therapist working in the UK. I specialise in working with children with feeding problems, learning and physical disabilities, from babies through to teenagers. I'm starting this blog because I am passionate about Speech...

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The blog is moving to our website

Hi, I am starting the process of moving my old blogsite content onto my website. If you have topics that are communication or feeding-related that you would like me to blog about, please let me know! Angharad

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