ERIC Number: ED318189
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987-Sep
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)
Descriptors: Cerebral Palsy, Children, Developmental Stages, Eating Habits, Neurological Impairments, Physical Disabilities, 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
Audience: Teachers; Parents; Practitioners
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.