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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 Pathology
Let's Eat! Paediatric Speech Pathology5 days ago
We are currently updating our website with a refreshed logo and looking at the back end of the website, it reminds me how this little practice has stood the test of time. I started Let’s eat 7 years ago and this week, we reached 4500 followers.

Sometimes it’s nice to stop and review where you are. We have supported so many families, laughed a lot and celebrated so many feeding goals achieved for countless kids.

This year, Ashleigh joined Let’s eat and the practice has never been busier, we have a workshop with over 100 people attending in 2 weeks with many local speech pathology and occupational therapists joining us, we have a new logo and some awesome plans for 2021 that I can’t wait to tell you about soon.

Thank you for reaching out, for recommending us to your friends and on FB mother’s groups. And to all our supporters- clients, family and friends who follow us on FB, like and share our posts. We thank you for your endless love and kindness

Val and Ash
Let's Eat! Paediatric Speech Pathology
Let's Eat! Paediatric Speech Pathology1 week ago
Does your child try something a food once and then refuse it? This blog post is for you - practice makes perfect.
Hope you had a lovely weekend! Val
Let's Eat! Paediatric Speech Pathology
Let's Eat! Paediatric Speech Pathology1 week ago
3 weeks until our feeding therapy professional workshop! Debbie and I spent the morning reviewing all of the template handouts we will be giving you. There is a great data collection template as well as a goal setting one to help direct your sessions in a practical way.

Big shout out to Rebecca Penfold from Coastwide Therapy Services who has purchased 9 tickets (!!) for her team.

@firstchancenewcastle, aimhigh_nutrition and Talking Matters have all purchased 3 tickets each.

We really want to thank you for your support and enthusiasm. Training your team will ensure that attendees will be able to support each other after the workshop.

Thank you to all the attendees coming- live stream or in person. We can’t wait to present this to you soon! Val and Debbie Feeding Therapy Australia
Let's Eat! Paediatric Speech Pathology
Let's Eat! Paediatric Speech Pathology2 weeks ago
We had the cutest munchkin explore the new @littlebellies organic baby bowls this week.

As you know, paediatric feeding speech pathologists are not fans of purée that is sucked from a pouch. And with developing taste buds, we also want babies to taste real vegetables not vegetables mixed with fruit in pouches.

The new Little Bellies organic products were released in early September. And this bubba enjoyed tasting and exploring the new purée- his dad and my floor also wore some of it!

Starting solids is about exploring different flavours (purée and finger foods) with spoons and lots of mess! Isn’t he the cutest? Home made when you can and store bought when you need that added help and convenience.

I put the company link in the comments tab. Enjoy messy food exploration with your baby! Val

Let's Eat! Paediatric Speech Pathology
Let's Eat! Paediatric Speech Pathology2 weeks ago
The school holidays are a perfect time to work on different skills with food. This week I had so much fun across four appointments with one of my clients.

- we went to Woolworths and chose new food options to try that were safe for her oral motor skills. I supported her to make choices between items as we worked on expanding her food variety.
- We met at McDonalds, used the fun touch screen ordering system (great for a child who uses a visual communication device) and sat together for a meal
- We did two cooking sessions at home making delicious and simple blender chocolate mousse and beetroot dip

And what was the over-arching goal we were working on? Building independence and opportunities for social connection. Eating isn’t just about chewing and swallowing, it’s a important for building self care skills and social experience (think of how often your social catch ups with friends and family are around food) I’m so proud of this beautiful client!

Val and I are always happy to chat to our families about creative ways to target goals and breaking up visits to the clinic.
For new families needing support, we’d love to see you and have spaces available. Call our wonderful secretary Glynis (4940 6515) for an appointment.

Take care this weekend,