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Webinar: Supporting Oral Feeding in Pre-term and Sick Infants

“Supporting Oral Feeding In Pre-term and Sick Infants” Webinar Invitation – Tuesday 25th August 2015

Life’s Little Treasures Foundation Webinar Invitation

“Supporting Oral Feeding In Pre-term and Sick Infants”

Webinar: TUESDAY, 25th August 2015

Presenter: Katherine Ong

Date: Tuesday, 25th August 2015
Time: 10:30am – 11:30am AEST
Timezones: ACT, NSW, QLD, TAS,VIC 10:30am | NT, SA 10:00am | WA 8:30am
Presenter: Katherine Ong
Location: Online via computer or any mobile device

About this webinar

This webinar will discuss the feeding issues that parents my encounter with their child and ways to support them.

The Foundation believes that providing information and education to parents and professionals is key to providing the best outcomes for these children and most importantly empowers families and enables them to become their child’s advocate.

We aim to ensure that all families enduring this difficult and life changing experience have easy access to critical information and community support to help make a difference to them and their child, no matter where they live.

This webinar will discuss

  • Development of Sucking and Swallowing.
  • Pre-requisites for successful oral feeding.
  • Strategies to promote positive feeding experiences.
  • Cue-based feeding.
  • Feeding & developmental care principles.
  • Introducing solids.

Why you should attend:

This webinar will give parents access to critical information. It’s a chance to hear a world class presenter talk about an area so crucial to parents of a premature or sick baby.  You will have a unique chance to ask questions beforehand that you may have.  A not to be missed opportunity for any family.

About our presenter:

Katherine Ong is a speech pathologist with over 25 years’ experience working in hospitals, community health and early intervention.

She has specialised in paediatric feeding, swallowing and communication disorders due to complex medical and neurodevelopmental problems.

Katherine has worked with infants and young children with a wide range of medical conditions such as prematurity, cardiac disease, gastro-oesophageal reflux, allergy, tracheostomy, vocal fold palsy and failure to thrive.

She has a particular interest in infant mental health, and understanding feeding and feeding refusal from the infant’s perspective.  She currently works at the Royal Children’s Hospital, the Royal Women’s Hospital and in private practice with Melbourne Paediatric Specialists.