Weaning as a Learning Tool – Lucy Bates, Clinical Director, The Feeding Trust
Weaning and learning to eat is a complex process as it the brings together skills including fine motor skills, sensory, communication and oral motor skills. Weaning your baby and toddler is a learning opportunity and a chance to explore and learn about foods in a fun non-pressurised way. This workshop will explore all of the different skills that are needed for successful feeding and discuss possible solutions for when things go wrong.
About Lucy Bates
Lucy is the Clinical Director and Lead Feeding Therapist of The Feeding Trust, a not for profit organisation working with children and families with significant feeding difficulties. She qualified as an Occupational Therapist in 2005 with a BSC Honours degree. Lucy has 14 years of experience specialising in Paediatrics and Neurology and has worked across a variety of NHS and independent settings. Lucy has a wealth of experience working with children and young people with complex medical and neurological difficulties and conditions such as Autism and Dyspraxia. For the past six years she has worked as part of an independent trans-disciplinary feeding team. She has a passion for working with children and young people with feeding difficulties and has completed the SOS training programme. Lucy has also completed post graduate training in sensory processing and has significant clinical experience of how sensory difficulties affect feeding.
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Please be aware that we will be recording our workshops and uploading them to our website when finished. If you do not wish to be on video please disable your camera when you join.