Information papers in this section cover movement and positioning, and sensory processing and integration as they relate to feeding and oral-motor skill development.
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 provides a practical list of ideas for changing sensory input at mealtimes to support comfortable feeding.
Sensory Information and Mouth: Partners at Mealtime discusses the influence of sensory input on feeding patterns.
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 discusses the influence of body postural tone and movement on feeding patterns.
The importance of physical support and comfort for adults who feed children,