Multidisciplinary Feeding assessments last approximately one and a half hours. It is helpful if the person who commonly feeds the child and/or the person who experiences the most difficulties feeding the child can attend the appointment, if practically possible.
Parents and/or caregivers are required to bring the following items to the assessment:
- The utensils the child uses most commonly to eat and drink.
- Three different examples of food items the child commonly eats. Try to bring varying tastes and textures i.e. Mashed vegetables, biscuits and pureed foods.
- One challenging item or food you would like your child to be able to eat.
A summary of findings will be issued on completion of the assessment and necessary follow-up appointments or referrals will be made according to the specific needs of the child.