Feeding and Swallowing

Melissa Compton is a highly qualified and trained Speech Pathologist with over 20 years of experience in the assessment and management of babies and children with feeding difficulties. Her areas of expertise include breast- and bottle-feeding difficulties related to prematurity, complex medical conditions, syndromes, cleft lip &/or palate and craniofacial anomalies, tube weaning, difficulties transitioning to solids, tongue tie and saliva control issues (dribbling).

For whom?

  • Infants and children up to 10 years with suspected or diagnosed tongue tie requiring assessment and management for feeding &/or speech difficulties
  • Feeding difficulties secondary to prematurity, cleft lip &/or palate, neurological impairments, complex medical conditions, syndromes, craniofacial anomalies,
  • Infants and children transitioning from tube to oral feeding
  • Breast- or Bottle-feeding difficulties
  • Feeding difficulties in babies and children up to 5 years with a disability
  • Fussy eaters/difficulty transitioning to solids
  • Saliva control/Dribbling
  • Feeding difficulties in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

The speech Pathologist is trained in a variety of Feeding Programmes including the Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) program,  Gillian Griffiths (Sensational Mealtimes) and Ellyn Satter Division of Responsibility. The aim of all feeding therapy is to empower parents to make changes at home and to help create enjoyable, stress-free mealtimes.