ERIC Number: ED256111
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Feeding Workshops for Feeders of Physically Handicapped Infants and Preschoolers.
This practicum addresses the lack of participation, background knowledge and feeding techniques by parents, teachers and aides (feeders) at the Association for Retarded Citizen's (ARC) preschools and intervention programs in Palm Beach County (Florida). Three feeding workshops were presented to improve knowledge and feeding techniques of parents, teachers, and aides in a preschool program for physically handicapped students. The workshops centered on normal feeding development, abnormal feeding development, and techniques for feeding the physically handicapped child. Thirty feeders completed questionnaires four weeks after the last feeding workshop. One hundred percent of the feeders noted some improvement in the feeders' skills and the child's eating skills, 80% found improvement in all areas listed on the questionnaire, and 54% of the children's skills improved in all areas listed on the questionnaire. The low percentage of improvement in the children's eating skills was attributed to insufficient time allowed for progress to be observable. All the feeders requested future demonstrations and sessions on feeding skills for the physically handicapped. (Author/CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative; Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Ed.D. Practicum 1, Nova University.