A Sensory-Motor Approach to Feeding
Thanks to Lori Overland
for sharing this article with me. In my search for more information regarding the pre-feeding exercises…specific to children with Down Syndrome…I found this article very informative.
The Goal of the pre-feeding program is to develop the motor skills for feeding. Following task analysis/evaluation of the sensory and motor systems, the clinician designs a program to help the child develop skills needed to support safe, nutritive feeding (Overland, 2010).