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