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Founded by Valerie Gent, Let's Eat! Paediatric Speech Pathology is a Newcastle based Private Paediatric Feeding intervention service for babies and children from birth to adolescence.

Feeding difficulties in babies and children can be very stressful for parents as well as their child. The goal of Let's Eat! is to empower the family to be able to understand and respond to the feeding difficulties their child may present with. Treatment is clinic based but home and school visits can be arranged with an additional travel fee.

Valerie is passionate about feeding difficulties, she loves working with families in a practical and team focused way.

We look forward to working with you too!

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Let's Eat! Paediatric Speech Pathology2 days ago
Do you want to know something? ❓

Therapists in private practice sometimes get a hard time on a lot of different levels. But here’s the truth, in my 6 years of private practice, I have never met more generous, hard working and passionate therapists who work more than the hours they are paid and give so much of their hearts to their patients.🌺💐🌹

When I reached out to my colleagues about this amazing initiative @hopeinasuitcase. So many businesses jumped on board and goodness did they give generously!! 💕

Can you please give a huge 👏 for the following businesses.

*speech pathologists
@Early Start Speech Pathology- Amy Pollitt and Michelle Batey
@Little Star Speech Pathology- Sarita Hamill
@Small Talk Speech Pathology - Shae Rogers

* occupational therapists
@ability focus occupational therapy- Rachel Elliott and Rhiannon Pilgrim
@central coast occupational therapy - Keelan Ferris

* physiotherapists
@kids Physio Newcastle - Marney Leeson
@the children’s therapy hub - Shereen Morris

* dietitians
@Ethos health - Jane Watson
@Aim High Nutrition - Aimee McCleod
@Choose Nutrition - Meg McClintock

* psychologist
@Kerrie Baker Psychology- Kerri Baker

@CK Health - Cheree Sheldon

From the bottom of my heart ladies, I thank you 😘 thank you to all the friends, colleagues and families that donated to the suitcases - Our cars were packed to the brim!! Sorry all of you couldn’t make it to the suitcase exchange- I would have loved to have all of your beautiful faces in the photo below. Thank you to all of you who came and those who found ways to drop suitcases off at my house.

The power of women coming together to support foster children in care. I couldn’t be more prouder of the kinship of the women I know in private practice.

If you would like to know more about this cause, I highly encourage you to follow Rachael Clancy ‘s page from @hope in a suitcase Newcastle.

Have a wonderful week
Val - Let’s Eat! Paediatric Speech Pathology
Let's Eat! Paediatric Speech Pathology
Let's Eat! Paediatric Speech Pathology3 days ago
Anxiety and food- that cranial nerve intertwines it so well that children just don’t feel hungry when they are anxious.

Great share, thanks Extreme Picky Eating Help

Let's Eat! Paediatric Speech Pathology
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Let's Eat! Paediatric Speech Pathology
Let's Eat! Paediatric Speech Pathology1 week ago
School holiday feeding workshops with @abilityfocusot! 👨‍🍳 👩‍🍳 🌯🍱🥘🥗

As you know I only run them once a year with @AFOT so get in quick if you are interested.

Dinner club- we will be cooking a nachos meal and a fruit based dessert with the kids.

Kindly club- focus on lunchboxes with wraps and a sweet (healthy) recess treat.

Our holiday clubs focus on real meals with real strategies to help you at home.

But don’t forget the fun! food games that always get giggles, fine motor tasks to support lunchboxes and self feeding and a parent session with myself to support strategies for home.

Parents will also meet Ashleigh, our new let’s eat SP on the team as well as work with favourites Claire and Sarah from Ability Focus OT.

I’m looking forward to seeing you all there!
Val and Ashleigh- Let’s eat speech team

#letseatspeech #fussyeating #schoolholidayclub
Let's Eat! Paediatric Speech Pathology
Let's Eat! Paediatric Speech Pathology2 weeks ago
I love it when a super planned session goes awry and then... the child does exactly what you hoped for.... just in his own time. And your perfect session? He didn’t think it was that crash hot 🤣

Love it- in his own time- a valuable lesson for us all!

Session plan- carrot play- focus on play with the aim to encourage touching and exploring.
1. Carrot play doh and cooking set- smells amazing! He threw play doh
2. Carrot ribbons - he wasn’t interested
3. Grating carrot “sprinkles” /food tea set- didn’t even get to this activity!

End of session- Child with Autism Spectrum Disorder- level 3 (who eats no vegetables) picks up carrot and makes bite marks all by himself. He laughs and laughs as his mother does the same. His joy is in the attachment and his mother looks up at me in pure joy.

Yes I love my job!! #letseatspeech #restrictedeating #feedingtherapyASD
Let's Eat! Paediatric Speech Pathology
Let's Eat! Paediatric Speech Pathology2 weeks ago
Early bird ends tomorrow! Not quite a Black Friday sale but we can’t extend it so please jump in and get the reduced price.

We have been busy at our end planning the program with the following contributors to the workshop

- Occupational therapists
- Dietitian
- Doctor
- psychologist

We can’t wait for you to hear their take home points and experience in feeding. More details to come soon, 🙌

Have a great weekend everyone
Val and Debbie
Feeding Therapy Australia

Let’s Eat! Paediatric speech pathology and Debra Alvarez Feeding Kids Sydney