ERIC Number: ED405716
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Let's Eat: Feeding a Child with a Visual Impairment.
Brody, Jill; Webber, Lynne
This guide for parents and caregivers of young children with visual impairments is intended to help them to teach competent feeding skills. After an introduction, a section on stages in learning to eat discusses eating behaviors of infants and young children with visual impairments at various ages. Examples of some specific problems and solutions are included. The next section discusses issues that may contribute to delayed development of mature feeding skills. These include diminished visual acuity, misinterpretation of a child's cues, tactile defensiveness, lack of anticipation, repetitive movements, behavioral issues, related impairments, neuromuscular problems, arching, tongue thrust, and immature reflexes. Four organizational resources are identified. (Contains 10 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Blindness, Child Rearing, Eating Habits, Nutrition, Parent Child Relationship, Self Care Skills, Visual Impairments
Blind Children's Center, 4120 Marathon Street, Los Angeles, CA 90029 ($4).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Blind Childrens Center, Los Angeles, CA.