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ERIC Number: EJ897080
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Aug
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0046-9157
Feeding Disorders in Infancy: A Case for Early Intervention in Natural Environments
LeVota, Sheryl
Exceptional Parent, v40 n8 p50-54 Aug 2010
The focus of this article is to express the importance of early referral to early intervention in the natural environment of a child with feeding disorder. It is also to get the facts about treating feeding disorders early, in order to prevent long-term problems with feeding, to the people who are in any way involved in the life and care of an infant who is not eating enough by mouth. All states currently have an early intervention program. Therapy services must take place in the child's natural environment whenever possible, because evidence shows therapy is better carried out if worked into the child's daily routines. The natural environment is usually in the family home or the child's daycare. In all states, there exist certain conditions that can automatically qualify a child for early intervention services. The author discusses how to qualify for early intervention services and present three common scenarios depicting the eligibility determination process and its possible outcomes.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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