Entries by Emily Lively

Mealtimes in Early Childhood Settings

Prior to working as a Speech Pathologist and Feeding Therapist, I spent ten years working as an Early Childhood Educator in child care and as a Preschool Teacher. In these settings, food was provided, cooked by an in-house cook and shared by children at mealtimes. Over the years, I met many children who found mealtimes […]

You are making a mess!

Learning to live with mealtime mess and the benefits in developing Adventurous Eaters.   Think about when you go to a restaurant and choose something new from the menu. It comes to the table and you are curious, you want to touch it, smell, and inspect it before you feel confident enough to taste it. […]

Hannah Caon – Speech Pathologist

– Hannah Caon – Qualifications: BAppSc (Speech Pathology) Member Speech Pathology Australia Hannah has over 10 years of experience working with children both as an Early Childhood Educator and Speech Pathologist. She has a passion for collaborating with families to achieve the best outcomes for children. Hannah has always been passionate about supporting children to achieve their potential, […]

Sensory processing and food. What is the relationship?

Does your child have difficulty sitting still at the table during mealtimes? Do they require the I-pad or TV to be on during meals? Do they gag at the sight and/or smell of food? If so, they could have challenges with sensory processing and would benefit from an assessment from one of our Lively Eaters […]

Alice Bradley – Paediatric Dietitian

  – Alice Bradley – Qualifications: Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics with Honours Alice is an Accredited Practising Dietitian who has a passion for working with children and families to overcome their feeding difficulties. Her main interests include disordered eating, type 1 diabetes, gastrointestinal issues and promoting healthy eating environments and habits. Alice has been involved […]

Is it feeding tube dependency or oral aversion?

I often receive referrals from families who have been told their tube fed child has ‘oral aversion’. As discussed in an earlier blog, oral aversion refers to babies and children who do not want to put anything (or very limited things) in their mouth or sometimes even near their face.