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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 Pathology21 hours ago
“Australian research shows almost all children (more than 80%) with an egg allergy outgrow their allergy by the time they are four years old, as do about 20% of children with a peanut allergy.

However, for others, food allergies are likely to persist. This is most likely if they have eczema, hay fever and/or asthma alongside a tree nut allergy from a young age, or they have a severe allergic reaction to a low dose of their particular food allergen.” MCRI

Well worth a read. Val
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Let's Eat! Paediatric Speech Pathology3 days ago
Sorry everyone, all 100 tickets sold out mid last week and I was too busy to announce it!

If you would like to go on a waiting list for anyone who can’t make it on the day, please email feedingtherapyaustralia@gmail.com

Last week, I spent time with our OT Amanda from @abilityfocusot who is presenting with me on self feeding and positioning.

I also sat down with Emma Langham, clinical psychologist from The Jacaranda Centre to talk and video all things related to food and anxiety.

And today, my wonderful friend Jana reviewed the controversial topic of tongue tie with me over lunch - 3 hours of talking and we could go on all afternoon!

I know Debbie is busy at her end getting ready with Lauren Gladman Dieitian and Dr Callie - Doctor.

We can’t wait to showcase these talented women, our amazing clients who have agreed to be case studies and show you our feeding therapy strategies .

Attendees- If you haven’t received an email from us last week, please email us.

Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend everyone! Val
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Let's Eat! Paediatric Speech Pathology7 days ago
“But I don’t want chicken stir fry tonight. I feel like pizza” 🍕 😥 said my tired and hot 11 year old son when I picked him up from OOSH.

My response, “sure, we can have pizza on Friday night. But tonight it’s chicken stir fry and rice”. (And then I moved on- changed topic and talked about the music on the radio)

He continued to say the same above sentence and when he could see he wasn’t getting a reaction from me. He upped it- saying “I hate stir fry- we have it all the time”.

I ignored him. After maybe the 5th same comment, I looked at him and said- “we always meal plan on Saturday morning- if you feel we have stir fry too much, then let’s think of some other options this coming Saturday and meal plan it in. But tonight it’s stir fry”. (Again- moved on- nothing else said).

He finally moved on.

So you see- life isn’t perfect for me either. I have tired kids who also love their comfort food. Who whinge and whine but regardless of good or bad days- I parent consistently around food.

If my 11 year old chooses not to eat, he is still expected to sit at the table (I don’t tell him either way- he does or doesn’t have to eat- it’s just the expectation that we will all sit down in 20mins for dinner and connect as a family). But I bet after 10mins, this honey soy chicken stir fry will be gobbled up.

In the meantime.... while I’m cooking and the whinging has stopped about dinner and 10 mins later- 2 boys fighting about bey blades 🤣

🤷🏽‍♀️ have a great evening x Val
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Let's Eat! Paediatric Speech Pathology1 week ago
How best to spend a Monday night?

Reviewing slides and our workshop handbook of course!

With 2 out of 100 tickets left and only 5 weeks until the big event- we might be SOLD OUT soon!

Thank you 🙏🏻 for your enthusiasm- we can’t wait to show you our workshop

Xo Val and Debbie - #Feedingtherapyaustralia
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Let's Eat! Paediatric Speech Pathology2 weeks ago
I can totally understand the concerns about landfill and extra plastic with the latest Coles collection for kids. But as a feeding speech pathologist, I see how it opens doors for my clients who frankly find fruits and vegetables scary and overwhelming.

This collection has a

1. great game involving movement tasks and general knowledge questions (“what vegetable with yellow kernels is part of the grass family?”)

2. Food plate

3. Free placemat

If anything it opens the conversation for kids and parents and that can only be a good thing.

Ps- if you don’t want your little collectibles- I will gladly have them in the clinic- reuse and recycle 😉! 🍇 🍉 🌽 🍅 Val