What is the ‘SOS’ approach to feeding?
The Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) feeding approach was developed over 30 years ago by Dr. Kay Toomey. It is an evidence based feeding program that is designed to assess and address problematic feeding behaviours. The approach highlights the notion that there are six major “steps to eating” – Eating does not begin at the mouth!
What is the ‘Mealtime Matters’ Program?
The ‘Mealtime Matters’ program is designed for Preschool aged children who experience ‘picky eating/problem feeding’. The program is delivered in a supported and personalised environment. It focuses on increasing a child’s comfort level by exploring and learning about the differing properties of food. We focus on interacting with food in a playful and non-stressful way. Let’s make food and mealtimes fun!
What does the program look like?
- 9 x small group sessions in a clinic setting (parents to remain on site)
- 3 x parent workshops; run simultaneously to group sessions
- 2 x home visits to explore family mealtimes and develop supportive strategies for your family
- Summary report at the end of the program
- Opportunities to troubleshoot and plan with our occupational therapist
When and where is the program?
Wednesday mornings, 9.30 – 10.30am. The program is held at Glenhaven Community Centre
Who runs the program?
‘Mealtime Matters’ is facilitated by our Occupational Therapists and supported by our team of therapists and therapy assistants.
How can I enrol my child in the program?
Contact us to enrol your child for our Mealtime Matters program.