SENSORIMOTOR

Information papers in this section cover movement and positioning, and sensory processing and integration as they relate to feeding and oral-motor skill development.


TITLE SYNOPSIS
Handling and Positioning Pointers Handing and Positioning Pointers provides a series of questions and observations that support better movement control for the development of feeding and oral-motor skills.
Changing the Sensory Environment Changing the Sensory Environment provides a practical list of ideas for changing sensory input at mealtimes to support comfortable feeding.
Sensory Input and the Mouth: Partners at Mealtime Sensory Information and Mouth: Partners at Mealtime discusses the influence of sensory input on feeding patterns.
Changing the Physical Environment Changing the Physical Environment provides a practical list of ideas for changing the physical positioning of the child, changing the positioning of the feeder, and changing the equipment used for feeding.
The Body and Mouth: Partners at Mealtime The Body and Mouth: Partners at Mealtime discusses the influence of body postural tone and movement on feeding patterns.
Support and Comfort for the Adult Feeder The importance of physical support and comfort for adults who feed children is discussed. Equipment suggestions are provided.
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