Early Links Supporting Inclusion

Interdisciplinary Feeding Clinic

Interdisciplinary Feeding Clinic
Danielle Speech Pathologist

By Danielle Green

Speech Pathology Team Leader


Early Links is proud to announce the rollout of our new Interdisciplinary Feeding Clinic. The IFC offers specialist feeding support to children, teens and adults, in both individual and group programs, for clients who experience feeding challenges. The IFC could be of benefit to:

      • Families who report mealtimes are stressful
      • People who are fussy eaters
      • People with limited diets
      • People who avoid food
      • People with any other issues around eating and mealtimes

What is the Interdisciplinary Feeding Clinic

The IFC is a collaboration between Early Links speech pathologists, occupational therapists, and dietitians. It involves a comprehensive assessment and goal-setting session with participating clients and the important people in their lives. Together we determine whether group or individual therapy sessions will be most appropriate.

What’s involved

Our interventions are based on evidence-based programs such as the Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) approach, Division of Responsibility and Responsive Feeding Therapy. The 8-week intervention block focuses on the client’s feeding skills and mealtime education.

Participants in the groups will be given opportunities to explore different foods in a safe and supportive environment. Caregivers will be given the tools to support feeding journeys and reduce mealtime stress.

Interdisciplinary Feeding Clinic

The IFC offers specialist feeding support

Want to know more?

The IFC is currently available to Early Links clients located in the lower Hunter, with the program being expanded to upper Hunter clients from January 2023. If you would like further information, please get in touch with our office on 02 4934 3773 or complete the contact form below.

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