Transforming Picky Eaters into Peaceful Feeders

How to stop table tantrums, manage mealtime meltdowns and nourish a child who struggles to eat or refuses foods. Picky eating and feeding problems is frustrating for children and exhausting and nerve-wracking for parents. We want you and your child to find joy in sharing meals together and for your child to enjoy the nutritional benefits of eating a wider variety of tastes and textures. If you are ready to learn how to help your child, our “Transforming Picky Eaters into Peaceful Feeders” parent-training course has been designed specifically for you. This course provides a comprehensive and evidence based approach for parents to develop the knowledge and skills they need to support their picky eater to develop successful feeding skills. The course is also suitable for carers and teachers Let us help provide you with the knowledge and skills you need so you can start moving from stress and frustration towards long term feeding success for your child. To reserve your seat book online now: What this course gives you: • Understanding why your child can’t or won’t eat a variety of foods • Strategies to enhance your relationship with your child through eating together • Easy to implement mealtime rules that help both you and your child when things get hard • Strategies to keep everyone calm at mealtimes • Easy ways to apply course content to real life in your family • Case studies of other picky eaters • Answers to our most Frequently Asked Questions such as, “Should I offer dessert?” • How to ensure your child is safe at mealtimes and red flags that mean...

What to expect from your child’s speech therapy assessment

A Mum asked what to expect from an assessment the other day and I thought there are probably lots of other parents who feel overwhelmed or confused by this process. So today I’m going to let you all know what is reasonable to expect from your initial consultation with a speech therapy professional. Then I will let you know what to expect from your first consultation if we are your speech pathologist of choice so you can understand the unique process the team at Chatterbugs has developed to consistently deliver an exceptional service in your first consultation. First of all, the terms speech therapist, speech pathologist, speech-language pathologist, speech and language therapist, SLT, SALT, SLP are all used internationally to identify speech therapy professionals. Different countries have difference registration requirements and terminology but you should always check the professional registration of the speech professional you are considering seeing to make sure they are appropriately qualified. To make this easy for you here are a few of the professional associations for different countries: USA American Speech and Hearing Assocation (ASHA) UK Royal College of Speech & Language Therapists (RCSLT) Canada Speech-Language and Audiology Canada (SAC) Australia Speech Pathology Australia (SPA) Ireland The Irish Association of Speech & Language Therapists (IASLT) South Africa South African Speech-Language-Hearing Association (SASLHA) Here at Chatterbugs all our Speech Pathologists (or speech therapists if you prefer that term) are fully qualified and registered with Speech Pathology Australia. So once you’ve found a speech therapist and booked an appointment what can you expect for you and your child? 1. Normally the Speech Pathologist will gather some information...