Sally Girvan is an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) with over 30 years of experience. Sally has worked in many fields of dietetics including paediatrics, sports, clinical, community and as an academic. Sally has an Honours degree in Science (majoring in Biochemistry and Physiology) and a Post Graduate Diploma in Nutrition and Dietetics. Sally has a certificate in Sports Nutrition from the Australian Institute of Sports, is an Accredited Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) therapist, and has qualified as a Approved Eating Disorder Practitioner.
Sally is a member of Dietitian’s Australia (DA) and is part of the leadership team for the DA’s Disability Interest Group.
Special areas of interest:
Peadiatrics: Sally has worked in paediatric dietetics for most of her career. Sally has worked in the acute clinical setting of the Royal Childrens Hospital and in the community. Sally can provide guidance in most aspects of childhood nutrition including breast and bottle feeding, introduction of solids, fussy eaters, tube feeding, restricted growth, allergies etc. Sally knows the importance of a healthy diet to ensure your child reaches their full potential.
Disability: Sally has worked in Early Childhood Intervention and Disability for more than 25 years. Sally provides evidenced based nutritional care so that all her clients can reach their full potential. Sally not only offers individual consultations, she also presents information sessions for both carers and professionals if requested.
Autism: Sally has a special interest in clients who have a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and has worked in this field for over 25 years. Many people with Autism are extremely fussy eaters and have a very restricted diet. These clients need specialised treatment to help them expand the range of food they will eat and to ensure they are well nourished. Many people with Autism would fit the criteria of having Avoidant Ristrictive Food Intake Disorder or ARFID.
ARFID: Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder is a newly recognised psychiatric disorder characterised by a pattern of eating that avoids certain foods or food groups entirely and/or eating smallamounts due to feelings of fear and anxiety around food. It differs from other eating disorders in that people with ARFID don’t restrict their food intake for the specific purpose of losing weight.
Eating Disorders: Sally has done further training in eating disorders and is now an Approved Eating Disorder Practitioner. Sally has a special interest in people with Autism and Eating Disoders.
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