ERIC Number: ED318188
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Selected Articles on Feeding Children Who Have a Neuromuscular Disorder. TIES: Therapy in Educational Settings.
Hall, Sandra; And Others
The manual contains articles about evaluating and addressing the feeding needs of children who have oral-motor dysfunctions. "Helpful Hints for Feeding Children with Oral-Motor Dysfunction" (Janet Wilson) offers 20 suggestions relating to such areas as positioning the child, monitoring food preferences, and attending to oral hygiene. "Procedures to Promote Jaw Control" (Sandra Hall) is a one-page paper on positioning the child for more effective jaw control. "Oral-Motor Development: Normal and Abnormal" (Suzanne Evans Morris) describes three stages in oral-motor development: sucking and swallowing of liquids, spoon-feeding of semi-solids, and development of chewing. "Feeding Patterns of the Normal Infant" (Morris) offers a developmental perspective on feeding patterns from birth to 36 months of age. "Problems of Cerebral Palsy and Oral-Motor Function" (Morris and Sandra Stockdale Weber) discusses characteristics of cerebral palsy which may impair the development of oral-motor skills, such as abnormal postural tone, abnormal oral and facial sensitivity, abnormal oral reflexes, and inability to imitate oral movements. "Overview of the Anatomy and Physiology of the Oral-Pharyngeal Mechanism" (Morris) addresses how anatomy and physiology affect the normal developmental process and how they influence the approach to treatment in neurologically impaired children. (JDD)
Descriptors: Anatomy, Cerebral Palsy, Child Development, Children, Eating Habits, Neurological Impairments, Physical Disabilities, Physiology, Self Care Skills
Child Development and Rehabilitation Center Publications, Oregon Health Sciences University, P.O. Box 574, Portland, OR 97207 ($8.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Oregon Health Sciences Univ., Portland. Crippled Children's Div.; Oregon State Dept. of Education, Salem. Regional Services for Students with Orthopedic Impairments.