Infant Mental Health Introduction (On Demand)

Occupational Therapist Olivia Naylor joins us for an introduction to infant mental health in the paediatric feeding context.

About our guest presenter:
Olivia Naylor is a Senior Occupational Therapist and Clinical Coordinator (Early Intervention) at Perth Children's Hospital (PCH). She holds a degree in OT, as well as a post-graduate diploma in Parent & Infant Mental Health.

Her current clinical role includes working with babies and their families in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and as part of the Perth Children's Hospital Allied Health Feeding Team. Olivia has worked predominantly in paediatrics throughout her career with a special interest in neonatal therapy, feeding difficulties, infant mental health, and trauma-informed care.

This 4 hour content bundle will provide:

  • An introduction to infant mental health.

  • Understanding of how the parent-child relationship provides the base for feeding to develop.

  • Support for practitioners to use an infant-mental health lens to understand and rework mealtime challenges.

  • Practical examples to translate theory into practice.

Medical Management of Tongue Tie & Constipation: Insights for Allied Health Professionals (Recording)

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If you're working in paed feeding, chances are you've met a few children experiencing challenges associated with constipation and/or tongue tie.


Paediatric Surgeon Mr Parshotam Gera takes us through medical management of these problems, and when to refer on for medical assistance.


This 1.75 hour recording is best suited to Speech Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, and Dieticians working in paediatric feeding and mealtimes.

About our guest presenter:

Mr Gera is a neonatal and paediatric surgeon, who completed his fellowship with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and Master of Medical Science from The University of Western Australia (UWA).

He has trained in paediatric and minimal invasive surgery in children at various hospitals including the Children’s Hospital at Westmead and the Sydney Children’s Hospital. Mr Gera currently holds appointments at St John of God Midland Private Hospital, St John of God Murdoch Hospital, St John of God Subiaco Hospital, Perth Paediatrics and Fiona Stanley Hospital.

He is also a clinical senior lecturer at UWA and is an active member of the Australia and New Zealand Association of Paediatric Surgeons, the Pacific Association of Paediatric Surgeons and the Thoracic Society of Australia.