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Assessment Tools for Evaluation of Oral Feeding in Infants Younger Than 6 Months (2018)

Published by <p>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 […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>
Speech therapy printable handout: Treating low vs high tone in feeding therapy

Treating Low vs High Tone in Feeding Therapy

Published by <p>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 […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>
Speech therapy printable handout: Tongue exercises for toddlers using food and liquid to target tongue strength, mobility, and coordination

Tongue Exercises for Toddlers

Published by <p>This handout breaks down exercises related to food and drinks separately and includes information on adaptive drink bottles to improve progress. <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>
Speech therapy printable handout: Spoon options for parents and therapists

Spoon Options for Parents and Therapists

Published by <p>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. <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>
Speech therapy printable: SLP collaboration in g-tube weaning and oral feeding intitation

SLP Collaboration in G-tube Weaning and Oral Feeding Initiation

Published by <p>This handout may serve as a guideline for clinicians and families who are seeking an enhanced understanding of the role of the SLP, or the steps involved in pediatric g-tube weaning. <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>
Speech therapy printable handout: Signs of feeding disorders, dysfunction, or delay in children up to age 3

Signs of Feeding Disorders, Dysfunction, or Delay in Children Up to Age 3

Published by <p>This handout breaks down what parents and caregivers should be looking for when determining if their child has a feeding disorder, dysfunction, or delay. Includes infancy-4-5 months, 6-12 months, and 1-3 years of age. <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>
Speech therapy printable handout: Pre-feeding warmup

Pre-Feeding Warmup

Published by <p>Designed to clearly identify concrete ways to prepare children for feeding tasks, this handout helps parents and caregivers lay the groundwork for successful meal intake. The handout provides 9 strategies to help set children up for success during mealtime. <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>
Speech therapy printable handout: Chewing exercises

Chewing Exercises

Published by <p>This handout features 3 strategies with a breakdown of each strategy. <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>
Speech therapy printable handout: Nutritive and non-nutritive suckling patterns

Nutritive and Non-Nutritive Suckling Patterns

Published by <p>This resource is for staff, parents, and caregivers, and describes how to tell the difference between nutritive and non-nutritive suckling patterns. <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Oral Stimulation for NPO Infants

Published by <p>This handout describes the need for oral stimulation as early intervention for feeding abilities and outlines the framework for this type of therapy. <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>