SOS (Sequential Oral Sensory)
KZ Speech was fortunate to have had two of its staff; Rebecca Thorpe (Occupational Therapist) and Anastasia Lewis (Speech Pathologist) attend SOS (Sequential Oral Sensory) Approach to Feeding course in Sydney. This course is presented predominantly in the USA, but occasionally runs in Australia.
The SOS Approach to feeding is for children who will not eat or will not each much, due to either sensory or oral motor difficulties. Sometimes people think of these children as picky or fussy eaters. SOS focuses on increasing the child’s comfort level by exploring and learning about the different properties of food. The program teaches children how to interact with food in a playful, non-stressful way, beginning with seeing and smelling different foods in the room and in front of him/her; then moving on to touching, kissing, and eventually tasting and eating foods.
After four long days of learning (and some sight-seeing) Rebecca and Anastasia are now certified to deliver SOS Feeding assessments and interventions for KZ Speech. Keep an eye out in our newsletter and on our website for some exciting SOS feeding news to come.
If it’s tricky to get your child to eat, contact us today for some information on how we can help you.