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Founded by Valerie Gent, Let's Eat! Feeding Therapy is a Newcastle based Private Paediatric Feeding intervention service for babies and children from birth to adolescence.

Feeding difficulties in babies and children can be very stressful for parents as well as their child. The goal of Let's Eat! is to empower the family to be able to understand and respond to the feeding difficulties their child may present with. Treatment is clinic based but home and school visits can be arranged with an additional travel fee.

Valerie is passionate about feeding difficulties, she loves working with families in a practical and team focused way.

We look forward to working with you too!

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Let's Eat! Paediatric Speech Pathology
Let's Eat! Paediatric Speech Pathology4 days ago
It’s getting to that time of the year when parents and therapists are exhausted (not to mention the kids too!) and after a very long week at Let’s eat, Ash and I have been feeling it.

And then this regular patient of mine walks in. The feeding therapists who attended our feeding workshop a few weeks ago will recognise his face. He started with 2 brand specific purées (he has ASD) and a bottle with me in December 2018. It was his hard work and his mother’s perseverance that led to yesterday’s session.

This mother persisted- fortnightly sessions, Telehealth through COVID and even when her younger son was sick- she would cancel her older’s son session and book a catch up session. She worked so hard.

They worked through different purées (commercial) then home made- fruit- Vege-meat. Worked on cup drinking and straw drinking. Weaned the bottle (it’s been 6 weeks!). He is now brushing his teeth twice a day (he did not brush his teeth when we first met- he had so many oral sensory issues) and yesterday -

he ate a vegemite bread roll!!!

Look at him- holding that mirror, focusing so hard on chewing and moving his tongue. Learning to chew is so hard when you start to learn this skill at 5 years.

This family is not the only family on our caseload with such dedication and persistence. There are many who turn up to clinic every fortnight with the same level of dedication.

To all the parents and therapists- it’s beams of rainbows like these that remind us like a quiet whisper...... keep going- you have got this.

Our Let’s eat week is finishing on such a bright note- thank you little one. You reminded me why I do this day in and day out. 🙏🏻

Xo Val

PS- thank you beautiful mummy for giving me permission to share this photo.
Let's Eat! Paediatric Speech Pathology
Let's Eat! Paediatric Speech Pathology6 days ago

We only run these cooking clubs once a year and every year, they prove to be super popular. So if you would like your child to

1. Cook with us
2. Explore food with us
3. Be in the journey of food learning with peers
4. Have a parent group session to problem solve feeding issues at home

And be supported by a
1. Feeding therapist and Speech Pathologist - Ash from Let's Eat! Feeding Therapy
2. Occupational therapist from Ability Focus Occupational Therapy

Then join us on 21st January 2021. Privately message us or admin@abilityfocusot.com.au for more details.

Let's Eat! team
Let's Eat! Paediatric Speech Pathology
Let's Eat! Paediatric Speech Pathology1 week ago
Spent last night speaking to some wonderful early childhood nurses and Dieitians with my good friend Dr Jane Watson from Ethos Health.

Thanks Michelle from @Nestle for asking us to speak!

Jane shared this great website which I had to share with you- https://preventallergies.org.au/

Have a great weekend! Val
Let's Eat! Paediatric Speech Pathology
Let's Eat! Paediatric Speech Pathology2 weeks ago
Over the coming days, you will see a very exciting new change for our practice.

1. A logo refresh (isn’t the kangaroo cute?)

2. An updated name - from Let’s Eat! Paediatric speech pathology to Let’s Eat! Feeding therapy.

Same business, same team and same clinic - just aligned closer with what we do- supporting babies and children with feeding difficulties.

The current website www.letseatspeech.com.au will slowly migrate to www.letseatfeeding.com.au but both domain names will work. Same for emails- they will continue to sync with each other so we ensure that the transition is smooth for everyone.

We hope you like the updated logo and name! It’s been such a surprise that we have been holding for so long.

Thank you to @melindaholmedesigns for the logo and @jasonlynch for all the tech behind the scenes with the website. Couldn’t have done it without your creative and talented brains. Thank you x

Val and Ash