Oral feeding difficulties : a notebook to support the families

6 June 2020

To support parents in their child’s oral feeding difficulties,  The French Association of Esophageal Atresia (AFAO) and Alice Avart – therapist specializing in oral feeding difficulties, developed a notebook in 2020, available here:

A year of sensory challenges around food

It is made up of 12 cards, corresponding to the 12 months of the year: one side with a goal for the child, the other with advice for parents. This notebook is scalable and is based on a multisensory and functional approach to nutrition.

“Each month has its own challenge!”

“I enjoy participating in the preparation of the meal”

“I explore wet textures”

“I manipulate clean and dry textures” …

These activities are complementary to multidisciplinary care, including oral feeding therapy. If your child has feeding difficulties, we recommend that you consult your doctor first.

This notebook was made possible thanks to the support of Fimatho, the network for rare abdomino-thoracic diseases at Lille (France).

We warmly thank the communication agency CMP, who graciously created the graphic layout of the notebook.

For more information, contact AFAO

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