Our NDIS Mission
We are here to reduce waiting lists and provide participants with the much awaited nutrition support they need.
(Gippsland and Mornington Peninsula Regions)
Feeding children with disabilities
We are experienced in assisting families and children in achieving optimal nutrition for growth and managing associated nutritional impact symptoms linked with their physical, intellectual and neurological disabilities.
Common participants Dietitian's provide nutrition support are listed below but not limited to:
- Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Cerebral Palsy
- Down Syndrome
- Intellectual Disabilities
- Growth Disorders
- And more
What to look for as a parent or provider
There are many disabilities and behavioural tendencies that might effect the quality of nutrition a child or adult maintains on a daily basis.
As a provider or parent it is important to have an idea of the red flags to look out for when contemplating Dietitian support.
Restrictive eating: e.g cutting out whole food groups or very limited variety.
Sensory processing difficulties: e.g textures + flavours
Unintentional weight loss or excessive weight gain.
Impaired growth: e.g dropping on the charts
Irritable bowels and toilet concerns: e.g ongoing constipation or diarrhoea, bloating, excessive flatulence + soiling underwear.
Swallowing Difficulties: e.g texture modified diets
Enterally fed participants: e.g. Nasogastric + PEG feeding
Risk of comorbidity