ERIC Number: ED231127
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Problem-Oriented Approaches to Feeding the Handicapped Child. Revised.
Campbell, Philippa H.
The monograph is intended to help parents or professionals teach severely handicapped children eating and drinking skills through the problem-oriented approach. The approach focuses on identification of the problem which restricts development of the skill, and selection of an alternative strategy for sequential teaching. The first section, on approaches to eating problems, discusses general concerns (such as prolonged infant-like feeding behavior), and approaches (such as observation and making a working hypothesis). The second section, on defining eating problems, provides charts with a step-by-step process to identify problems and evaluate selected solutions. The third section, on solutions to eating problems, presents instructions for 24 techniques, which are organized into the following main categories (examples of techniques are in parentheses): preparation (of the feeding environment, self, and of the child); direction (establish reasonably achievable goals); measuring progress; resources (persons or media materials); nutrition (provision for nutritious, tasteful food); adaptive equipment (to best position child for functions such as eating); inhibition (use of verbal direction or stimulation); facilitation (use of imitation or aid for more normal jaw movement); and reinforcement. Included are a list of resource organizations, sources of adaptive equipment, and a glossary of about 110 terms. (MC)
Descriptors: Eating Habits, Intervention, Problem Solving, Resources, Self Care Skills, Severe Disabilities, Skill Development, Training Methods
Children's Hospital Medical Center, 281 Locust St., Akron, OH 44308 ($9.50).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Children's Hospital Medical Center of Akron, OH.
Note: For related document, see EC 152 501.