Moving on from tube to oral feeding workshop

Date: February 10th, 11th, 12th, 2018
City: London (UK)


3 day intensive workshop for families with children who are tube fed and ready for a transition to oral feeding.


Lecture and hands-on approach. All techniques will be demonstrated on parents who will than practice new techniques on their children under the supervision of the therapists.

This workshop is led by specialized speech-language pathologists experienced in effective use of variety of techniques which will transform how your family relates to eating and nutrition and mealtimes.


We believe in every child’s natural, inner ability to eat. With a personalised, a child and family centred approach, we aim to bring this ability to surface during this three day long, fun andrelaxed journey of food transition.

Methods and therapy techniques used:

Anna Regner PhD

  1. Neuromotoric Developmental Therapy (NDT)
  2. Orofacial Regulation Therapy (ORT) Castillo – Morales
  3. Sensory Integration
  4. Baby Massage by Peter Walker
  5. Craniosacral therapy (CST)
  6. Rhythmical movements
  7. Body in Balance Therapy -Emmet Technique

Anna Maria Pekacka MSc

  1. Bobath Concept in Pediatrics and Neutral Positioning (LiN)
  2. Manual Therapy of Dysphagia
  3. Dysphagia Management in Pediatrics (Frey)
  4. Mouth & Eating Therapy (Klein / Morris)
  5. Myofunctional Therapy (MFT)
  6. Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation in Speech and LanguageTherapy(PNF in logopedics)
  7. Orofacial regulation therapy (ORT)

This course includes:

  1. Lecture for parents on emotional and social aspect of feeding
  2. Patient positioning – correct feeding positions
  3. Regulation of muscle tension in the body
  4. The role of sensory integration in the feeding process
  5. Reduction of Hypersensitivity and motoric stimulation
  6. Manual Therapy
  7. Techniques to support the correct breathing
  8. Organizing the correct reflex patterns (swallowing, sucking, biting, chewing)
  9. Correct body control with head in the middle line
  10. Jaw control – correct, symmetrical alignment of the lower and upper jaw,tongue control
  11. Feeding techniques (compensation, adaptation, restitution)
  12. Principles of feeding and extending diet
  13. Individualized meal plans and ways to increase your child’s calories intake


Anna RegnerPhD

Speech pathologistfor infants, children and adults with special needs. Internationally certified therapist of oro-facial Castillo Morales Method, instructor of Pater Walker Baby Massage and Movement and acertified Craniosacral therapist.

Speech pathologist,
Senior Supervisor and Lecturer at The Medical University in Wroclaw, Poland, Supervisor and Lecturer of Post-Graduate Studies “Early Intervention and Assistance in the Development of Young Children”, University of Lower Silesia, Wroclaw, Speech Therapist at Diagnostical and Rehabilitation Centre in Wrocław, International trainer and organizer of workshops for speech therapists, physiotherapists, pediatricians, psychologists and parents usingneurosensophysiologic methods (Poland,Vancouver, Kelowna, California, Minneapolis, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Indonesia, Norway).


Anna Maria Pękacka MSc

Head of Speech and Language Therapy Unit and a Senior Speech and Dysphagia therapist in ZürcherRehaCenter Wald.

She constantly upgrades and broadens her skills; thus she has completed various professional trainings, e.g. Workshop on instrumental assessments for oropharyngeal dysphagia: decision making for management and rehabilitation (Milano), Endoscopy- Hands on Workshop (Terrenzana), Trachealcannulamanagement, Basics and Application of principles of neuroplasticity in Neurorehabilitation, transcranial direct current stimulation (Singen), Optimal positioning, LIN® andBobath® concepts, (Zurich), Dysphagia therapy – infants and children with tracheal cannulas (Zurich).

She is a member of Schweizerische Gesellschaft fürDysphagie and European Society for Swallowing Disorders



Agata Trafalska MD

Medical Doctor, Rehabilitation Medicine Specialist Doctor, Speech and Language Therapist, Head of the Paediatric Rehabilitation Department at the Provincional Specialist Hospital J. Gromkowskiego in Wroclaw, Poland

Prior to the workshop all children will be required to undergo Readiness to Transition Online Assessment by a Specialist Pediatrician MD AgataTrafalska and provide relevant medical records and documentation confirming readiness for transition onto solids.

In addition, organizers may request an assessment/interview via Skype with DrTrafalska.




10,11,12 February 2018

10-11 February 2018
9am-5pm group work (tea breaks and lunch break included)

12 February 2018
Individual consultations


Price: £550

Early Bird Booking by 01/01/2018
Price: £500


Under 1 Roof – A Kid’s Urban Oasis
Unit 9, IO Centre, Skeffington Street,
Woolwich, SE18 6SR,


Essential Skills Hub Ltd.

Diana Korczynska

Specialist Public Health Nurse PGDip (Health Visitor), Registered Mental Health Nurse, MSc Psychology


Registered Dance Movement Psychotherapist, Personal Performance Coach, MSc in Biology

Contact and registration:
Dagmara Tel. 07882677166
Diana Tel. 07541255389

dr Anna Regner