Find a Feeding Therapist

Find a Feeding Therapist


We recommend visiting a health professional if you need further support with your child’s eating habits or nutrition. But we know that it can be hard to know who is the right specialist to approach.

Feeding therapists who treat picky, fussy or selective eating may be qualified as Occupational Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists, Nutritionists or Dieticians. They also have additional training and experience in paediatric feeding therapy.

We have listed some wonderful experts below who may be able to help. We are working to include more from different locations. Often, they may also conduct consultations over the phone or through a video call.

These therapists share our approach of building positive associations with food through play-based methods and systematic desensitisation, combined with techniques such as Ellyn Satter’s Division of Responsibility.

The Learn Play Eat mobile app can be used in conjunction with professional feeding therapy. Many therapists have used it with their clients and recommend it to parents to help with ‘homework’ in-between clinic sessions. The more children can have positive experiences with food, the more effective therapy can be.


Feeding therapists in Australia

Feeding therapists in Brasil

Feeding therapists in the USA


Feeding Therapists

Amalie Pearce – Little Bites Nutrition Based in: Australia, VIC - Melbourne - Nutritionist in Caulfield South. I have a passion for busting nutrition myths and teaching my clients how simple health & nutrition can be. There are no bad foods, just bad habits. Let me help you to build some new ones.
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Catherine Callahan – Chikids Feeding Based in: IL - Chicago, United States - Speech Language Pathologist. A speech-language pathologist, feeding specialist, certified lactation counselor with over 10 years of experience working in a Pediatric Hospital setting, I’m here to provide support and individualized treatment for children with feeding difficulties and their families.
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Chaya Tidd – Body Truth Nutrition Based in: Australia, NSW - Penrith - Nutritionist in Penrith. Chaya is a Nutritionist who has trained in the SOS Approach to feeding, with further interest in Ellyn Satters Division of Responsibility.
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Hana Eichele – Roots Pediatric Therapy Based in: AZ - Scottsdale, United States - Occupational Therapist in Scottsdale. Hana specializes in Feeding Therapy for kids ages 2-11 years. She also provides traditional Occupational Therapy services for persons between the ages of 2-21+ years and all abilities.
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Hayley Liew – Flourish Nutrition and Dietetics Based in: Australia, NSW - Sydney - Nutritionist in Concord and Leichhardt. Hayley loves to work with families, managing picky and problem eating including Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID) and weight concerns. She guides parents to support their child’s unique needs without diets or restriction.
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Hopalong OT Based in: Australia, NSW - Sydney - Occupational Therapist in North Strathfield and Peakhurst. A well established Occupational Therapy Clinic in Sydney with 2 clinic locations North Strathfield and Peakhurst.
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Jennifer Friedman – Jenny Friedman Nutrition – Autism Nutritionist Based in: PA - Philadelphia, United States - Dietitian. I help autistic kids and extreme picky eaters try new foods while providing their parents with practical strategies to improve diet variety and nutrition.
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Juliana Guedes – ESAC – Espaço Saúde e Comunicação Based in: Brasil, Rio de Janeiro - Speech Language Pathologist in Teresópolis. Formação no Conceito Neurovolutivo Bobath, Integração Sensorial, PROMPT e Pediasuit.
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Kate Coleman – Child First Therapy Based in: Australia, NSW - Sydney - Occupational Therapist in Pymble and Five Dock. I am an Occupational Therapist who has completed the SOS training along with certificates in child and adolescent nutrition and training courses based upon Ellyn Satter’s research.
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Katharine Jeffcoat – Portland Pediatric & Family Nutrition Based in: OR - Portland, United States - Dietitian. I’m a pediatric dietitian and specialize in picky eaters, ARFID and other eating disorders.
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Laura Simmons – Kids First Based in: Australia, NSW - Sydney - Occupational Therapist in Brookvale. Laura has a special interest in helping very fussy eaters overcome their feeding difficulties and is trained in the SOS (Sequential Oral Sensory) Approach to Feeding.
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Lauren Leipper – OT mama Based in: CA - San Marcos, United States - Occupational Therapist. Occupational therapist & feeding coach: Nourishing your family’s relationship with food from baby’s first foods to picky eating concerns.
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Meredith Price – Priceless Nutrition & Wellness Based in: NY - Brooklyn, United States - Dietitian. I’m here to help moms-to-be, mothers, and families learn the best skills and tactics on how to nourish themselves while still enjoying food.
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Natasha Lane – All Over Nutrition Based in: Australia, VIC - Melbourne - Dietitian in Melbourne. An accredited practising dietitian (APD) that loves cooking and eating. With a special interest in sensory processing and how it contributes to food aversion and restrictions, especially in the neuro-diverse.
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Nicole Wu – NW Speech Based in: Australia, VIC - Melbourne - Speech Language Pathologist in Melbourne. Speech Pathologist with a passion for helping children learn to eat and enjoy a variety of food.
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Rachel Smith and Nicole Wu – Learn to Eat. Love to Eat. Based in: Australia, VIC - Geelong, VIC - Melbourne - Speech Language Pathologist in Melbourne and Geelong. Learn to Eat. Love to Eat. workshops have been developed by speech pathologists, who have extensive experience in the field of infant and child feeding.
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Rene Fraser – Child First Therapy Based in: Australia, NSW - Sydney - Occupational Therapist in Five Dock. Rene Fraser is an experienced occupational therapist who has a passion for working with children and families who have restricted eating.
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Sabrina Fontanesi Based in: Brasil, São Paulo - Speech Language Pathologist in Ribeirão Preto. I have been a speech therapist since 2008, and for three years in the area of ​​eating difficulties.
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Simone Emery – Play with Food Based in: Australia, VIC - Melbourne - Nutritionist in Melbourne. With 4 years of clinical experience in a team of occupational therapists, Simone provides online video therapy meals, home visits and runs a preschooler food playgroup. NDIS registered provider.
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Simone Wright and Lenore Scali – Developmental Paediatrics Based in: Australia, NSW - Sydney - Dietitian in Bondi Junction. Simone (Paediatric Dietitian) & Lenore (Speech Pathologist) offer a multidisciplinary feeding assessment and food based feeding therapy. Combined they have 32 years clinical experience.
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We are looking for more health professionals who share our approach, if you’d like to be included please email info@learnplayeat.com