Sensory feeding challenges: Not just a childhood experience

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About the webinar:

Eating is a highly complex sensory experience that relies on all five senses: touch, taste, sight, smell and sound. Trouble in processing this intricate sensory information can occur at all ages and may lead to mealtime stress and reduced food intake. Join dietitian Shannyn Thatcher in our upcoming webinar to explore assessment and management strategies for dealing with sensory feeding issues. In this Q&A-style webinar, Shannyn will use practical case study examples and touch on the importance of a multidisciplinary approach in managing sensory feeding challenges.


About the speaker:

Shannyn Thatcher is a passionate advocate for increasing the use of dietitians in the NDIS. From her Melbourne-based practice, The Realeatitian, she provides support for a diverse caseload of NDIS participants of all ages, with conditions ranging from Autism, Intellectual Disabilities, MS and Parkinson’s Disease to rare neurological and genetic conditions. Alongside her clinical role, Shannyn consistently works to raise the profile of dietitians within the disability sector, and has presented to multiple disability organisations. Shannyn places a large emphasis on advocacy and transparency in her practice, acknowledging that many of her clients may not have a “voice of their own” when it comes to healthcare and navigating the NDIS.




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Please note the sensory flashcards from Abbott are no longer available.


Webinar Slides:

Click here to download a free resource on 'Managing sensory feeding issues with Gradual Exposure'

Click here to download the webinar slides

Continuing Education (USA)
Duration1 hour
CPEUs Awarded1.0
Performance Indicators8.2.1, 8.2.4, 10.2.11