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Nourishing Growth, Expanding Tastes

Welcome to our Feeding Groups at LEAP Centre, a nurturing program designed to assist restrictive eaters. Our feeding groups are a collaborative effort led by our compassionate occupational therapists and speech therapists, dedicated to helping children overcome challenges with eating and develop a healthier relationship with food.

About Our Feeding Groups

Comprehensive Approach: Our program integrates techniques from occupational therapy and speech therapy to address the various aspects of feeding, including sensory sensitivities, oral motor skills, and behavioral strategies.

Sensory-Friendly Environment: We create a sensory-friendly and non-judgmental environment where children can explore different textures, tastes, and smells at their own pace.

Skill Development: Our therapists work on developing the necessary skills for eating, such as chewing and swallowing techniques, utensil use, and coping strategies for new foods.

Group Dynamics: Children benefit from the group setting, where they can see their peers engage with food, learn from one another, and gain confidence through shared experiences.

Family Involvement: We believe that support at home is crucial. Parents are provided with strategies and tips to encourage positive eating habits and make mealtimes more enjoyable at home.

Benefits of Joining Our Feeding Groups

Join Our Journey to Joyful Eating!

Our Feeding Groups are designed for children who experience difficulties with eating, whether due to sensory challenges, oral motor difficulties, or behavioral factors. If your child is a picky eater or faces challenges during mealtimes, our group offers a supportive and effective pathway to healthier, happier eating habits. Space in our groups is limited, so we encourage you to contact us to enroll your child in this transformative program at LEAP Centre!

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Frequently Asked Question

What services do you offer?

We offer a comprehensive range of therapy services, including occupational therapyspeech therapy, and physiotherapy. Each service is tailored to meet the unique needs of our clients, ranging from developmental therapies for children to rehabilitation and support for adults. We also offer programs such as group sessions, individual sessions, and intensive therapy blocks.

If you or your family member is facing challenges with speech, mobility, daily activities, or other areas of physical and cognitive function, therapy might be beneficial. We recommend scheduling a consultation with our specialists for a professional assessment and personalised recommendations. Please submit your enquiry form to book the consultation. 

Our clinic provides services for all age groups. We have specialised programs for children, adolescents, adults, and the elderly, ensuring age-appropriate and effective therapy for every client.

Therapy sessions are scheduled based on the individual needs and availability of our clients. Each session typically consists of 45 minutes of direct therapy followed by client/family feedback and therapist documentation/planning.

Our therapists are highly qualified and licensed professionals. They hold degrees in their respective fields and have undergone extensive training and certification. Continuous education is a priority for our team, ensuring we stay updated with the latest therapy techniques and research.

Yes, we actively collaborate with schools, physicians, and other healthcare providers to ensure a comprehensive and coordinated approach to our clients’ care. This multidisciplinary collaboration is essential for holistic treatment planning and effective outcomes. Contact us to collaborate with us! 

Our approach is client-centered, evidence-based, and holistic. We focus on understanding each client’s unique needs and goals, and we tailor our therapy plans accordingly. We emphasise a collaborative approach involving the client, their family, and other professionals as needed.

We accept NDIS funding, private health, medicare, and private pay. For all NDIS self-managed or private paying clients, payment is required on the day of your session. Our administrative team can assist you in understanding your benefits and navigating the billing process. Give us a call or submit an enquiry form to find out more! 

Yes we do! In addition to clinic-based sessions, we also offer therapy in the home, daycare settings, or at schools. Sessions outside of the clinic incur a travel fee consistent with the NDIS travel rate guide. Give us a call or submit an enquiry form to find out more! 

We welcome and value your feedback. You can provide feedback directly to your therapist, through our reception, or by emailing info@leaptherapies.com.au. We are committed to continuous improvement and take your insights seriously.

Absolutely. We understand the importance of a good therapist-client match and will facilitate a change if needed to ensure the best therapeutic experience and outcome.

Getting started is easy. Simply contact us via phone, email, or our website to schedule an initial consultation. During this session, we will discuss your needs and create a personalised therapy plan.

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