Are they making progress? Feeding assessment, goal setting and monitoring of a child’s feeding.

Webinar recording

  • This course is aimed at Therapists, Dieticians, Psychologists and Teachers working with autistic children with feeding challenges and those that meet the criteria of the new Paediatric Feeding Disorder diagnosis.

  • Knowledge and understanding of the reasons why children don’t eat and the complexity of feeding is required before attending this course because these foundations will not be covered. See our online course Supporting Individuals with Feeding Difficulties here.

  • 3 hours - recorded webinar

  • Includes Certificate of attendance.

  • £49 GBP - includes access to the recorded webinar for 30 days.


How do you carry out a comprehensive assessment of feeding difficulties?

How do you set measurable and meaningful goals for feeding?

How do you measure progress and monitor a child’s feeding development?

Feeding is the most complex activity in a child’s day. To conduct a reliable and robust feeding assessment therapists need to know how to assess each of the underlying components and skills for eating. In this training, we will discuss creative solutions and offer ideas on how to make your assessments more holistic if you do not have a full MDT available to you.

To set measurable and meaningful goals to maximise outcomes therapists need to work collaboratively with families to ensure that they understand the family’s priorities, values and family context.

To monitor progress, therapists need to know the small and significant developments that contribute to improved feeding experiences and be able to educate families on how to recognise and celebrate the progress that their child is making.


To know what a robust feeding assessment looks like, how to set meaningful and measurable goals and how to measure progress effectively during feeding intervention.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will:

  • Take away top tips on ensuring a comprehensive feeding assessment.
  • To learn about assessment tools that are available to you.
  • Take away practical and positive strategies to actively engage families within the assessment, goal setting and progress monitoring.

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Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist, Advanced SI Practitioner, Feeding Therapist and Teacher

Laura Osman

I started my career working in Haringey as a Speech and Language Therapist in the community preschool team before taking the opportunity to use my therapy knowledge and skills in the classroom by teaching at a school for children with Special Educational Needs. Working with children with Autism and severe learning difficulties, understanding sensory needs quickly became the priority.

The principles of Ayres Sensory Integration underpins all of the work I do. Understanding a child’s sensory processing and utilising a sensory integrative approach is essential in working towards their therapeutic and educational targets. I am passionate about providing early intervention for children with severe and complex needs, including Autism. A colleague and I have written an inclusive curriculum for preschool and key stage 1 pupils with special educational needs based on our work in a preschool in North London. You can read more about the curriculum and our work here.

Louisa Hargett, a Highly Specialist Occupational Therapist, Advanced SI Practitioner, Feeding Therapist and Teacher

Louisa Hargett

You see information about Louisa Hargett on her website here.

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