Infant Feeding Foundations Workshop

Perth, WA - November 19, 2018

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Perth Workshop 2018


WHEN: Monday 19 November 2018


COST: $330


VENUE: St Catherine’s on Park, 2 Park Road, Crawley (adjacent to the University of Western Australia)


TIME: 8.40am – registration and tea/coffee; 9am – workshop starts, finish at 4.45pm


AGENDA: available here (PDF)


PARKING & TRANSPORT: Paid parking is available at UWA and the UWA Gordon St Carpark (~300m away). Alternatively, street parking is subject to availability along Park Road, monitored by the City of Perth, with 3-hour time limits applying. Due to new building developments, there is no onsite parking. St Catherine’s is accessible via public transport with bus stops a 2 min walk away.


ACCOMMODATION: A limited number of executive studios are available onsite. Book with St Catherine’s directly via By using the ‘Book direct and save’ panel (bottom right of their website), guests can receive a 15% discount.



Babble & Munch Speech Pathology


Open to allied health, medical, nursing & complementary health professionals.


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Infant Feeding Foundations Workshop

  • Developmental foundations of feeding and oral development
  • Assessment of oral structure, function and feeding skills
  • Feeding case histories
  • How to complete an oral motor examination
  • Impact of tongue tie on feeding and oral development
  • Assessment and management of tongue tie based on current evidence
  • Treatment of breastfeeding and bottle feeding difficulties
  • Treatment of early solids difficulties, including oral motor skills for feeding
  • Focus on 0-12 months, skills also applicable for working with older children


Workshop Objectives

  • To understand the typical stages of infant oral and feeding development (0-12 months) that underpin feeding in all ages.
  • To learn how to conduct a thorough case history, oral motor assessment and feeding evaluation to inform treatment plans.
  • To understand the potential impact of tongue tie on feeding and to be aware of the current evidence on assessment and treatment of tongue tie.
  • To identify treatment principles and techniques for breastfeeding, bottle feeding and early solids difficulties, including related oral motor skills.


Presenter: Carly Veness, Speech Pathologist


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