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Neonatal Noninvasive Respiratory Support and Feeding (2017)

January 16, 2022 by Megan Berg.
Description of Search Method: The authors conducted an online search on PubMed on 3/1/17. The articles searched must have been RCTs or quasi-randomized trials, case- controlled trials, or treatment crossover trials, and published since 1990. Short-term outcomes included instrumental evaluation/imaging (e.g., MBS, FEES) and PO-related respiratory illness; long-term outcomes included duration of respiratory support, age, […]
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Oral Sensory Motor Intervention for Children with Secondary Dysphagia (2016)

January 16, 2022 by Megan Berg.
Description of Method: The authors of this study established the following inclusion criteria in their comprehensive search on this topic: articles must have been published between 2000-2016 and in peer-reviewed journals, ages should be 3-adulthood, subjects must have official diagnosis of congenital/developmental disability, and subjects must have a secondary issue of dysphagia, drooling, or oral […]
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A Sensory-Motor Approach to Feeding (2011)

January 16, 2022 by Megan Berg.
Case History: This subject of this study was a 2-year old female with the diagnosis of Down syndrome. The author describes the child’s medical history with complications including premature birth, bronchiopulmonary dysplasia, and neutropenia. From birth, she was fed via IV, then OG feeds, then NG feeds, and finally a G-tube. It was reported that […]
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Non-Orthodontic Intervention and Non-Nutritive Sucking behaviors (2018)

January 16, 2022 by Megan Berg.
Description of Method, Participants, and Conditions: The authors conducted an online search on PubMed’s database with “anterior open bite” and “open bite” as the primary search terms. Initially, the search found nine relevant articles, but reduced to four articles determined to fit the inclusion criteria: Cayley et al., 2000 – found that more studies should […]
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Assessment Tools for Evaluation of Oral Feeding in Infants Younger Than 6 Months (2018)

January 16, 2022 by Megan Berg.
Due to the prevalence of feeding difficulties seen in young infants, the authors of this study aim to identify and evaluate tools used to assess bottle- and breast-feeding abilities in 6-months-old or younger infants. An online database search was conducted, resulting in a total of 18 assessment tools that met the established inclusion criteria. Seven […]
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Treating Low vs High Tone in Feeding Therapy

January 10, 2022 by Megan Berg.
Tone of the oral musculature is usually assessed during a pediatric feeding/dysphagia evaluation. Feeding specialists often see children with hypotonicity (low muscle tone) or hypertonicity (high muscle tone), which can affect the coordination and stability of the lips, cheeks, tongue, and mandible. This resource is designed as a reference for professionals looking for ways to […]
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Tongue Exercises for Toddlers

January 10, 2022 by Megan Berg.
This handout breaks down exercises related to food and drinks separately and includes information on adaptive drink bottles to improve progress.
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Spoon Options for Parents and Therapists

January 6, 2022 by Megan Berg.
This handout describes different spoon options for spoon feeding babies, toddlers, and children. Featuring helpful tips for children who have sensory and/or motor planning needs.
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