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    Occupational Therapist

    Pediatrics 245
    Feeding Intervention


    • Outline common medical conditions associated with feeding and swallowing disorders
    • Name and examine cranial nerves that influence oral motor control and swallowing
    • Outline and explain the typical developmental sequences for oral feeding and self-feeding skills
    • Describe how OTs evaluate feeding, eating, and swallowing
    • Examine and describe 3 supplemental diagnostic tests used to evaluate underlying causes for feeding disorders
    • Describe the major components of a comprehensive intervention plan for pediatric feeding, eating, and swallowing problems
    • Describe how positioning influences self-feeding and swallowing skills
    • Explain what OT's do to modify foods and liquids in the feeding intervention plan
    • Summarize theoretical principles and strategies associated with behavioral interventions for selective eating or food refusal
    • List and describe 3 safety considerations for OTs working with children with feeding and swallowing disorders

    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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