Eating & Drinking
The tastes, smells and experience of eating and drinking are often one of the most enjoyable parts of the day for most people. However, eating and drinking can be a challenge for some individuals with physical disabilities. Difficulties may be experienced with swallowing, chewing or managing liquids. Some individuals may need to extend the range of tastes and textures experienced, develop communication skills relating to eating and drinking or develop their independence skills.
Working as a team is important when supporting the development of eating and drinking skills. Joint work with families and associated professionals such as occupational therapy and dieticians will be an essential part of this role.
ATtherapy will assess and develop a bespoke therapy package to ensure eating and drinking is a safe and enjoyable experience for each individual. A range of approaches can be offered, including Talk Tools.