Who should be assessed?

  • Babies having attachment issues with breast/bottle feeding

  • Starting solids the right way to prevent later difficulties

  • Premature or full term babies who are having difficulty co-ordinating sucking, swallowing and breathing

  • Babies with chronic lung disease and respiratory difficulties

  • Infants and children who are failing to thrive/ grow (poor weight gain)

  • Infants or children who are coughing or choking on any feeds/liquids/solids

  • Children gagging or choking on lumps.

  • Children with chewing difficulties

  • Oral-motor feeding difficulties

  • Children vomiting milk/food regularly

  • Gasto-oesophageal reflux - 'Reflux'

  • Difficulty starting solids or transitioning onto lumpy textures or finger foods.

  • Infants/toddlers that are ‘stuck’ on purees

  • Infants and children with medical, neurological, anatomical or  physical conditions that are affecting their feeding e.g. cleft lip/palate,  cerebral palsy,  Down Syndrome, trachea-oesophageal fistulas)

  • Transitioning from tube feeding to oral feeding

  • Behavioural feeding difficulties  

  • Sensory based feeding difficulties  

  • Stress around mealtimes

  • Autism spectrum disorder

  • Fussy, picky and selective eaters

  • Family stress around mealtimes

  • Children with oral aversions and sensory defensiveness

  • Babies/children with food allergies