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ERIC Number: EJ1003657
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Feb
Pages: 28
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 91
ISSN: ISSN-0194-2638
Oral-Motor Function and Feeding Intervention
Garber, June
Physical & Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics, v33 n1 p111-138 Feb 2013
This article presents the elements of the Oral Motor Intervention section of the Infant Care Path for Physical Therapy in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). The types of physical therapy interventions presented in this path are evidence based as well as infant driven and family focused. In the context of anticipated maturation of suck-swallow-breathe coordination, the timing and methods for initiation of oral feedings and transition from gavage to full breast or bottle-feedings are presented with supporting evidence. (Contains 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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