ERIC Number: ED238218
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Feeding Management of a Child with a Handicap: A Guide for Professionals.
Smith, Mary Ann Harvey; And Others
Intended for professionals from a variety of disciplines (such as nutrition, dentistry, nursing, occupational and physical therapy, speech pathology, social work, and education), the guide presents information on feeding problems of children with handicaps. Part I, which traces the development of feeding, considers in detail normal development and deviations in the following areas: social and behavioral development, intellectual development, physical development, nutrition, reflex development, gross motor skills, fine motor skills, and oral motor skills. Part II describes approaches to assessment of social/behavioral, physical, nutritional, reflex and gross motor, fine motor, and oral motor development. The final part focuses on remediation of feeding problems, with comments about behavior problems, the effects of drugs on diet, nutrition and diet therapy, motor skills and reflex development (including the role of proper positioning), and oral motor skills. Sample case studies of children with hypertension/obesity, phenylketonuria, and physical disorders are presented to illustrate a team approach involving individual service plans and objectives. Appended are: a normal feeding development chart, the "Developmental Feeding Tool" (a checklist), a list of recommended types of food, a list of commercial dietary supplements, a chart of the effects of drugs on nutrition status, resources on referral agencies, and other resource lists. (CL)
Descriptors: Dietetics, Disabilities, Drug Therapy, Eating Habits, Intervention, Nutrition, Student Evaluation
University of Tennessee Health Sciences, Child Development Center, 711 Jefferson Ave., Memphis, TN 38105 ($8.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Health Resources and Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD. Office for Maternal and Child Health Services.
Authoring Institution: Tennessee Univ., Memphis. Child Development Center.