Infant & Paediatric Feeding Essentials Workshop

Townsville, QLD - August 17 & 18, 2018

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Townsville Workshop 2018

WHEN: Fri 17th & Sat 18th August 2018

COST: $330 – 1 day, $600 – 2 days, incl. GST

VENUE: Seagulls Resort, 74 The Esplanade, Belgian Gardens QLD


Babble & Munch Speech Pathology or 1300 755 490

Workshop presented in partnership between Babble & Munch Speech Pathology & Therapy Alliance Group.

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



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Day 1

Infant Feeding Foundations (Fri Aug 17)

Assessment & Management (including Tongue Tie & Oral Function)

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


Presenter: Carly Veness, Speech Pathologist

Carly Veness runs Babble & Munch Speech Pathology, a private practice focused on infant and child feeding in Victoria. Carly also works in the Newborn Intensive & Special Care unit at The Royal Women’s Hospital and has a Graduate Diploma in Infant Mental Health.

Day 2

Paediatric Feeding Difficulties (Sat Aug 18)

(including Sensory Feeding Difficulties & Autism Spectrum Disorders)

  • Interaction of sensory preferences, past experiences and oral motor skills in feeding
  • Assessment and management of behavioural feeding difficulties including how to analyse and read a child’s “cues”
  • Selective eating in children with ASD, including practical strategies to expand experiences
  • The Mealtime Management Method: a simple and practical way to help picky eaters progress


Presenter: Rachel Tosh, Speech Pathologist

Rachel Tosh runs Therapy Alliance Group, a multi-disciplinary allied health service in QLD. Rachel’s diverse clinical experience was gained in both Australia and the UK. She has a special interest in paediatric feeding, literacy disorders and parent training.

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