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Family Matters workshop - Fussy Eating/Feeding in children with SEND

10.30AM to 12PM

This Family Matters workshop will be on fussy eating and feeding. This workshop will be run by Karen Garner, Director of The Sensory Smart Child Ltd, a private Paediatric Occupational Therapy practice based in Surrey.

Often, what looks like ’bad’ behavior or "behavioural problems’ at mealtimes is actually a ‘sensory reaction’ to the sensations of the foods that children cannot physically handle.

In this workshop, Karen will discuss the possible reasons for your child’s feeding difficulties and discuss strategies to help parents at home. Karen has extensive experience in the field and in promoting independence and developing self-confidence through strengthening skills and helping children learn to control and understand their bodies and their senses.

Booking is via the Eventbrite weblink below

Event details

Organiser and Contact Details

Ruils Family Matters



This is a Family Matters workshop, which has been funded for parents who live in Richmond and Hounslow boroughs. If you live outside these boroughs we ask that you contact us first on and we will advise on the availability of out of borough places.

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Family Matters is a Ruils service for families who have children with additional needs and disabilities. Our Parent Support Workers provide practical support, advice and information to families with children with disabilities and/or additional needs who are feeling under pressure or who are experiencing difficulties.

We will
Listen to your worries and experiences in a non-judgmental way

Work with you to identify what is working and what is not working

Support you to focus on areas of family life that you find challenging and will work with you to identify steps to address some of these difficulties

Provide you with information on activities and services and will support you to access them.

To find out more about our Richmond service contact Surabhi Dhondiyal on 07376277779 or email or contact Martha Fong on 07944 902 794 or email

Event reminders

You can send yourself a reminder email three days prior to events taking place. 'Family Matters workshop - Fussy Eating/Feeding in children with SEND' took place on 18 March 2021.