Paediatric Feeding SLP Australian Tour – Sydney
4th Mar @ 9:00 am - 5th Mar @ 4:30 pm AEDT$559.00 – $895.00
Two-Day Workshop with Brianna Miluk, the Paediatric Feeding SLP: Enhancing Paediatric Feeding Approaches
Join us for an exclusive, in-depth workshop presented by Brianna Miluk, the Paediatric Feeding SLP and highly esteemed Speech-Language Pathologist and Certified Lactation Counsellor.
With a clinical focus on infants and medically-complex children with feeding and swallowing disorders, Brianna brings a wealth of hands-on experience and insightful knowledge to share. This immersive, two-day workshop will provide you with new tools and techniques to help your young clients thrive.
The Two-Day Workshop in Sydney will cover the following practical topics:
Day 1 – Monday 4 March 2024 – 9.00am to 4.30pm
Paediatric Feeding Disorders: Foundations of Assessment and Treatment
Kick-start your learning journey with a comprehensive overview of fundamental feeding assessments and treatments, encompassing a broad range of disorders and situations.
Day 2 – Tuesday 5 March 2024 – 9.00am to 4.30pm
Mealtime Connection over Compliance: Neurodiversity Affirming Practices in Feeding Therapy
Discover innovative strategies to create an inclusive and supportive environment for neurodiverse children. Explore how to apply these approaches effectively to enhance their feeding skills.
Speech Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, Registered Dietitians, Special Education Teachers, Psychologists, Physical Therapists, Early Intervention Specialists, Nurses, Physicians, Mental Health Workers and Students.
Note: Workshops are created for professionals. Parents who wish to attend the workshops should contact the host.
Two topics will be presented across the two days of the workshop. Please note that the topic presented on day two may differ from other cities. The topics that will be presented at Sydney and subsequent learning outcomes are as follows:
Day 1 – Paediatric Feeding Disorders: Foundations of Assessment and Treatment
This workshop will take you through the process of completing a comprehensive paediatric feeding assessment to develop functional targeted outcomes for children aged six months old through to early adolescents.
Through presentation, hands-on demonstrations, and case-based learning; you will learn beyond the basics of bedside evaluations, including common related diagnoses and how to complete a functional oral motor exam, as well as key intervention philosophies that guide strategies in treatment. Oral, pharyngeal, and oesophageal domains will be included, with a focus placed on ensuring practice application is achieved.
You will leave this workshop feeling confident and empowered to assess and treat paediatric feeding and swallowing disorders.
Day 1 Learner Outcomes:
- Describe the four domains of paediatric feeding disorders
- Explain how to perform a comprehensive feeding and swallowing evaluation
- List signs and symptoms for referring to another discipline
- Apply 3 intervention philosophies to treatment strategies
- Identify three treatment strategies to support feeding skills progress
Day 2 – Mealtime Connection over Compliance: Neurodiversity Affirming Practices in Feeding Therapy
This workshop will explore the neurodiversity paradigm and how to incorporate concepts into paediatric feeding therapy practices.
Neurodivergent diagnoses (e.g., Autism, ADHD) and potential related feeding difficulties will be described. You will gain an understanding of differential diagnosis between paediatric feeding disorder (PFD), ‘picky eating’, and avoidant restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID).
Intervention philosophies and strategies will centre around a responsive, trauma-informed lens. Case examples will be provided to support application of knowledge into practice.
Day 2 Learner Outcomes:
- Describe neurodiversity-affirming therapeutic model.
- Compare differences between picky eating, PFD, and ARFID.
- Explain 3 treatment strategies that are aligned with neurodiversity affirming practices.
- Apply trauma-informed care principles into practice.
Registration Fee and Cancellation Policy
The registration fees for the two-day workshops are:
- Early Bird Ticket: $795.00 inc GST and all booking fees (now closed)
- Standard Ticket: $895.00 inc GST and all booking feed
The workshops are fully catered and your ticket price includes all refreshments and learning materials.
You will receive morning tea, lunch, and afternoon tea as well as tea, coffee, and water throughout each day. Please let us know of any dietary requirements when booking your ticket.
As the majority of the expenses to run the workshops are paid upfront, no refunds are possible. However, if you are no longer able to attend, you will be able to transfer your ticket to a colleague. If this is required we ask that you please notify us immediately.
Brianna Miluk is an speech-language pathologist and certificated lactation counsellor whose clinical focus is with infants and medically-complex children with feeding and swallowing disorders. Bri is working on her PhD in Communication and Information Sciences through the University of Alabama with a research interest in dissemination of paediatric feeding research and misinformation on social media.
Bri is also the owner of Paediatric Feeding Therapy, LLC which strives to provide evidence-based, high quality continuing education to professionals. She manages the instagram @pediatricfeedingslp and is the host of the podcast The Feeding Pod. Bri is also president of the non-profit Pediatric Feeding Disorders Foundation and volunteer ambassador with Feeding Matters. She really enjoys providing mentorship and support to professionals and families on PFDs!
The two-day workshop will be held at Cliftons, Sydney – Level 3/10 Spring St, Sydney NSW 2000
Secure Parking Station, 20 Bond St, (2 min walk) • Wilson Park, 1 O’Connell St (2 min walk)
Closest Train Stations:
Wynyard Station, 210m (2 min walk)
Martin Place Station, 500m (5 min walk)
From the Airport:
Driving distance approx. 13km
Taxi or UBER: 20-55 min depending on traffic (Taxi phone 132 227)
Airport Train, 20 min, alight at Wynyard Station
- Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel, (1 min walk)
- The Westin, Martin Place (5 min walk)
- Sydney Harbour Marriott Circular Quay (3 min walk)
- Sofitel Sydney Wentworth, Phillip St (4 min walk)