Trainers: Ruth Stephens & Rebecca Tanyar-Mead
- Date: Wed 13th Mar 2019
- Price: £90.00
- 9.30am - 4.30pm
- 28 places available
Is your child a picky eater? Do they struggle to mix their foods on the plate? Are they slow to eat? Do you worry that they aren’t getting all the nutrients they need? This one day workshop co-run by an occupational therapist and a nutritional therapist will look at these issues from a unique whole mind and body perspective.
Part One will include:
- Why some children have eating difficulties and how food difficulties emerge.
- How the mouth, swallowing and physiological difficulties cause issues around eating.
- The influences of trauma on eating.
- Sensory disturbances and eating.
- Overcoming sensory motor challenges to eating.
- Intolerances and allergies; what foods can aggravate symptoms, how do they affect eating difficulties? How can we test for these?
- What are the key nutrients and where do we find them?
- Which foods should be avoided and why?
- What is the link between gastrointestinal health and autism spectrum and behavioural conditions?
Who this course is for
This workshop is suitable for all parents, especially those with children who have autism, sensory processing and/or trauma difficulties. Also suitable for staff in special schools, health workers and professionals who work with children who have eating difficulties.
Lunch and refreshments will be provided. Please let us know if you have any food allergies.
- Learn how to unpack why a child has food difficulties.
- Learn simple steps to overcoming sensory eating difficulties.
- Gain practical take home advice on what to eat, and how, with recipes to put that into practice.
- Find out how to optimise diet within your childs’ boundaries.
- Get creative and practical ideas to make mealtimes fun and/or more relaxed.
- Learn why food is best, but how you can supplement picky eaters safely.
About the trainer
Ruth Stephens is our paediatric occupational therapist team lead and has been working as an OT with children for many years. She is an adoptive parent and has specific training on eating issues. Ruth has done training in Sensory Integration, Sensory Attachment Intervention and Theraplay.
Rebecca Tanyar-Mead is a Registered Nutritional Therapist and Naturopath with a particular interest in mental health, gut health and psychoneuroimmunology. A mother of 3, Rebecca has many years of putting all she’s learnt into the personal practice of cooking and caring for her own family
Please note that lunch will be provided.
If you or anyone in your party has any special dietary requirements, please specify them when booking.
Terms and Conditions
Courses are refundable up to 30 days prior to the date of the course. Any cancellation with less than 30 days notice are NON-REFUNDABLE. You may send a substitute delegate providing s/he meets the course criteria. We reserve the right to cancel the course date, in this case we will notify you by email as early as possible, and advise you of an alternative date or provide you with a full refund. In the event of a course cancellation under 7 days’ notice, a new course date or refund will be organised for you. Under no circumstances are Beacon House are liable for any travel expenses, childcare, potential loss of income or any associated costs.