ERIC Number: ED115058
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Eating with a Spoon: How to Teach Your Multihandicapped Child. Revised Edition.
Bowman, Mary; And Others
Written for parents of young multihandicapped children who experience coordination difficulties or delayed development, the book explains how to teach independent eating habits, using a spoon or other utensil. Parts 1, 2, and 3 deal with such topics as foods to use when beginning; head control problems; how to evaluate initial skills and subsequent progress; mouth skills (including lip use, chewing, and swallowing); and spoon skills (including picking up and grasping the spoon, ways of adapting standard utensils, and special hints for teaching the blind). Parts 4 and 5 contain lists of additional references, firms that supply adaptive equipment, and sample progress charts. Thirty-five photographs which show parents teaching their children how to eat are used to illustrate major points. (LH)
Descriptors: Developmental Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, Eating Habits, Equipment, Evaluation Methods, Exceptional Child Education, Multiple Disabilities, Psychomotor Skills, Self Care Skills, Skill Analysis, Teaching Methods
Publication Sales Division, Ohio State University Press, 2070 Neil Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43210 ($3.00)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Oregon Univ., Eugene. Northwest Regional Special Education Instructional Materials Center.; Oregon Univ., Eugene. Center at Oregon for Research in the Behavioral Education of the Handicapped.