Nikki has special interests and passion for improving the health and wellbeing of children with ASD.
Healthy eating in childhood helps to set up good habits for life. This is especially important for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) who have an increased risk for excessive weight gain, fussy/selective eating and nutrient deficiencies.
There is a well-established relationship between diet, health and wellbeing, it’s natural for families wanting to support their child with autism to seek out specialist dietetic advice for food-based solutions that can improve their child’s health and wellbeing, as providing their body with the correct balance of nutrients they require can greatly improve their health and symptoms related to their condition.
ASD is complex and affects several systems within the body, therefore a whole-body therapy approach is essential to improve health & symptoms related to ASD, including:
Education and counselling, combined with practical strategies to improve food intake
Manage nutrient deficiencies
Gut healing and gastrointestinal support
Supporting the nervous system for mental wellbeing and cognitive health
Boosting the immune system
Identifying any underlying food intolerances or allergies
Support your child towards a healthier life and improve symptoms associated with ASD.
COST OF SERVICES:
Initial consultation: $100 - $140 (1 hour - 1.5 hours)
Review consultation: $75- $100 (30 minutes to 1 hour)
If required, there may be additional fees for further testing & nutritional supplementation.
No referral required but may offset some of the associated fees.
Telehealth (online) appointments are available. Click here to book an online consultation.
Tiny Tots Paediatrics
John Flynn Private Hospital Specialist Suites
Suit 602, Level 6 (Tiny Tots Paediatrics)
For alternative appointments, please get in touch.
With a referral from your GP, associated fees will be greatly reduced for chronic disease & obesity. When using a medicare rebate, you are only required to pay the gap.
Private Health cover:
Private Health helps cover the dietetic services fees without a GP referral. Check with your insurance company to learn your level of cover.
We will issue you a receipt which you need to use to claim your eligible rebate back from your chosen insurance.
Please don't hesitate to get in contact for further information.