ERIC Number: ED073595
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: 0
Feeding the Handicapped Child.
Smith, Mary Ann Harvey, Ed.
Presented are 35 brief papers on nutrition and handicapped children (particularly mentally retarded children) which were given at nutrition workshops at the Child Development Center of the University of Tennessee. Topics such as the following are examined: interdisciplinary approaches to nutrition services; the relationship of social work, pediatrics, nursing, psychology, and speech pathology to nutrition; recommended dietary allowances; inborn errors of metabolism; the role of undernutrition in mental retardation; and developmental milestones in feeding. Also treated are such issues as: evaluation of deviations in feeding abilities; feeding skill training; nutrition problems commonly encountered in the developmentally handicapped; childhood obesity; food habits; the continuum of nutrition services required by mentally retarded and developmentally handicapped children following evaluation; and an approach to the continuity of nutrition services for the child with phenylketonurea. Other papers discuss the anatomy and physiology of oral muscalature as related to speech; psychosocial aspects of feeding; the evaluation of feeding problems through a team approach (social workers, nurses, psychologists, educators, pediatricians, and physicians); occupational therapy; case studies illustrating nutritional assessment procedures; and interdisciplinary training for nutrition students. (GW)
Descriptors: Conference Reports, Dietetics, Eating Habits, Exceptional Child Services, Handicapped Children, Interdisciplinary Approach, Mental Retardation, Nutrition
Child Development Center, Department of Nutrition, 711 Jefferson Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee 38105 ($3.50)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Health Services and Mental Health Administration (DHEW), Rockville, MD. Maternal and Child Health Service.
Authoring Institution: Tennessee Univ., Memphis. Child Development Center.