SOS FeedingFor Paediatric Caseload
What is it?
SOS Feeding is “Sequential Oral Sensory” approach to feeding therapy that utilizes a systematic approach to address both the sensory processing and the oral motor skills a child needs to eat a wide variety of food groups and textures. Speech On Eyre is certified in this approach and offers sessions to help children and teenagers progress along their oral motor and sensory skills so that they can tolerate a greater variety of food groups.
Sometimes, discerning the difference between a picky eater and a problem feeder can be difficult. Determining whether or not your child is even a picky eater to begin with isn’t necessarily simple. It could just be a hiccup in their developing tastes, or a little phase they’re going through. But if your child is a picky eater or a problem feeder, they will likely require support to learn how to eat a more varied diet.
If you’re concerned about a potentially picky eater in your life, read these common questions and learn whether SOS Approach to Feeding can help your child.
Decision Making & Consent
Consent is the permission given by a person or substitute decision maker concerning decisions that affect a person’s life. Consent requires a person to be informed about what they are giving consent to or for. Consent requires an understanding of the decision at hand which is referred to as capacity. When a person has the capacity to make a particular decision, they can:
• understand the facts and choices involved
• weigh up the consequences, and
• communicate the decision.
Some people may need support to exercise their capacity to make decisions that affect them, and to increase their decision-making skills and confidence. Participants are always presumed to have the capacity to make their own decisions and give consent when it is required, unless there is evidence otherwise. We don’t assume a person lacks capacity because of their age, appearance, disability, behaviour, language skills or any other condition or characteristic.