Autism and Paediatric Feeding Disorder

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.

Overview

Feeding challenges are often reported by parents prior to an autism diagnosis. A beige, dry diet is frequently used to describe the food that autistic children eat. Many autistic children experience feeding challenges which restrict their diet and impact upon their health, behaviour and energy for play and learning.

 Some professionals propose that feeding challenges should be part of an autistic diagnosis. 

Feeding challenges don’t just affect the child but can cause extensive stress and anxiety for the family too. Feeding difficulties in the autistic population should never be ignored and need to be addressed to promote joyful living for every child.


Aims

To take away practical and positive strategies to develop feeding skills and food interaction, specific to supporting children on the autistic spectrum.


Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will:

  • Understand why feeding difficulties are prevalent in autistic children.
  • Reflect on your own practice and identify ways to facilitate positive engagement and motivation to participate in food-related activities for autistic children.

Course curriculum

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    Autism and Paediatric Feeding Disorder

    • Autism and Paediatric Feeding Disorder - Webinar Recording

    • Course Notes

    • Additional Audio Content

Lecturers

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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Reviews

3 star rating

More time on Case studies

Theresa Peringer

It was a good course and I found it helpful. My constructive criticism would be that introductory section was too long as it mainly went over things that mos...

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It was a good course and I found it helpful. My constructive criticism would be that introductory section was too long as it mainly went over things that most clinicians would be familiar with. The new learning including the case studies was very interesting but then felt rushed at times. 1 Dec 2021

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