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ERIC Number: ED318189
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987-Sep
Pages: 28
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Considerations for Feeding Children Who Have a Neuromuscular Disorder. TIES: Therapy in Educational Settings.
Hall, Sandra; And Others
The material in this manual was selected to help non-therapists carry out feeding activities with children who have a neuromuscular disorder such as cerebral palsy. The manual attempts to develop the following competencies: selecting foods of an appropriate consistency, ensuring that the child is positioned correctly for feeding, feeding a child appropriately with a spoon, feeding a child appropriately with a cup, using strategies that facilitate normalcy of oral motor patterns, citing precautions to be considered during feeding a child with oral motor dysfunction, and recognizing the role of the therapist in developing and monitoring the child's feeding program. The importance of feeding to nutrition, socialization, communication, and pre-speech development is noted. A developmental sequence of feeding, a general progression of difficulty in chewing and swallowing food, and seven references are included. (JDD)
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
Audience: Teachers; Parents; Practitioners
Language: English
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.