Developing a Whole School Approach to Supporting Children with Feeding Challenges in Special Educational Setting

Webinar Recording

  • This course is aimed at Therapists, Dieticians, Psychologists and Teachers working within special educational needs settings with children with feeding challenges. Open to all.

  • 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.

  • £55 GBP - includes access to the recorded webinar for 30 days.

Overview

Feeding challenges are prevalent in pupils who attend special educational settings. Whole school staff education, adaptations to the physical, sensory and social environment and increasing opportunities for food interaction are beneficial for all. 

There are continual opportunities throughout the school day and across the curriculum in which pupils can be supported to have a more positive experience of food. 

Development in feeding skill and food interaction does not just happen during scheduled food related activities for example mealtimes, cooking and messy play sessions. It happens most effectively when best practice is embedded into a range of different activities within a child’s school day. 

Because teaching staff have already built positive and trusting relationships with the children in their classes, they are best placed to offer continual support and interventions to improve a child’s relationship with food.


Aims

To take away practical and positive strategies to develop a whole school approach to develop feeding skills, food interaction and provide appropriate support for those with feeding challenges.


Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will:

  • Understand how to promote and create a whole school approach to feeding.
  • Reflect on your own practice and identify ways in which you can bring about change in the school that you are working in.

Course curriculum

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    Developing a Whole School Approach to Supporting Children with Feeding Challenges in Special Educational Settings

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What our participants say about this course

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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