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ERIC Number: EJ916465
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0046-9157
Collaboration between School, Family, and Occupational Therapy Coaches to Restore Oral Feeding Skills in a Young Child
Drobnyk, Wendy; Rocco, Karen
Exceptional Parent, v41 n2 p10-11 Feb 2011
Boston College Campus School (BCCS) is a private, non-profit, publicly funded special education school within the Lynch School of Education on the campus of Boston College. BCCS occupational therapists serve students between the ages of 3 and 21 who have severe, multiple challenges. Occasionally they partner with community schools to assist children in inclusive settings. Recently, they were asked to help a ten-year-old, non-speaking student with multiple challenges who developed feeding problems and essentially stopped drinking following orthopedic surgery in April, 2010. Despite many attempts to improve her intake, the child required a g-tube four months later. Her parents' fear that their child would lose her ability to swallow was a driving force behind the collaboration. This article describes how the school, family, and occupational therapy coaches collaborated to restore oral feeding skills in the child. The authors discuss factors that contributed to the mother and child's success.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts