Feeding Therapy

Feeding your child is so much more than putting food on a plate in front of them or into their mouth. We understand there can be stressful times for parents and children when special needs or medical challenges present a change in the way food is consumed.

  • Is your child tube fed, including PEG and NG?
  • Are there eating and/or drinking difficulties?
  • Is your baby struggling with breast or bottle feeding?
  • Has your child had difficulty transitioning from purees to solids by 12 months of age? Or perhaps has not weaned off baby foods by 18 months of age?

Training how to eat, or to eat a greater range of foods, forms a key aspect to our feeding therapy consultations and we are here to support children and their families in the process.

Fussy Eating

Does your child turn their nose up at vegetables? Will they only eat chicken nuggets, white bread or their favourite foods?

There’s the old saying that food brings people together and we want to keep that mantra happening in your home.

It’s time to create a healthy connection.

Orofacial Myology

Orofacial myology (OM) deals with abnormal lip, jaw, or tongue position during rest, swallowing or speech and is often recognised by orthodontists.

Parents may have questions regarding dummies and thumb sucking or general concerns about the position and function of their child’s tongue.

For assistance with these issues, a Speech Pathologist can be of great help.

Speech Pathology

Each child is different. As a parent, you may be concerned about your child’s speech progression for their age, or you may have been encouraged to see a speech pathologist by their school or another professional.

At Hayes Speech Pathology, we work with families to diagnose and treat communication difficulties with speaking, understanding language and using language to be expressive and improve social skills.

Dietitian Services

Are you concerned about your child fulfilling their daily dietary requirements? Are they growing adequately? Does your child have any allergies or food intolerances?

What your child eats can impact their overall health and wellbeing. From eating the right foods to learning more about portion sizes, Hayes Speech Pathology guides and encourages families on the journey to ensure children are getting the wholesome nutrition they need.

Ready for a change?

Contact us to bring the joy back into feeding and mealtimes.