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Feeding Therapy Visual: Eating Sequence and Reward

December 24, 2021 by txinsights.
This visual provides a clear pathway from taking a bite, chewing the food, and swallowing, with a blank space to put a special reward that the child is working towards during therapy or at home.
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Feeding Positioning for Children with Neurological Impairments

December 24, 2021 by txinsights.
This handout visually describes the proper positioning for comfort/safety, trunk/abdomen/back, table/tray, head/neck, and pelvis/legs/feet specifically for children with neurological disorders. This handout is targeted for therapists, parents, and caregivers.
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Feeding Intervention: Messy Play + Recipe

December 24, 2021 by txinsights.
This intervention handout includes information regarding how messy play can help address sensory issues related to picky eating and includes a basic recipe for play-dough that can be used in sensory play activities.
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Feeding Babies

December 24, 2021 by txinsights.
This handout is based on the course: Feeding Babies from Birth-12 Months presented by Allison Stamm, MA, CCC-SLP. The handout covers anatomical differences of preemie babies vs full-term babies, anatomical differences between infant vs older child, and bottle/breast issues + strategies. Be sure to check out the course and use this handout with your clients to address […]
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Feeding Activity – Edible Mud Recipe

December 24, 2021 by txinsights.
This handout provides a recipe idea that can be used with young children for feeding therapy, to practice language skills, or get sensory input.
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Effects of Mouth Breathing

December 24, 2021 by txinsights.
Mouth-breathing is a maladaptive, compensatory behavior. Human facial anatomy was designed for breathing to occur through the nose. The nasal cavity filters the air we breathe, and allows airflow into the body for proper craniofacial development. The harmful effects of mouth-breathing in children are becoming more well-understood. This handout provides a brief overview of information […]
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Development of the Swallow & Oral Motor Skills: From Infancy to Toddlerhood

December 23, 2021 by txinsights.
This resource provides caregivers and clinicians information about swallow development, including anatomy and physiology development from infancy to toddlerhood. The handout also outlines specifically how the pediatric swallow anatomy is not just a smaller version of adult anatomy and how these anatomical differences can impact dysphagia for the pediatric population.
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Creative Pairing of Preferred Foods with Non-Preferred Foods

December 23, 2021 by txinsights.
Clinicians typically use a variety of techniques and strategies to help children overcome fears of new or non-preferred foods. Each child is different and will need a unique approach based on their responsiveness to what is trialed in therapy. One for children with sensory-behavioral issues is to pair preferred foods with non-preferred items. This handout […]
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Considerations When Creating a Feeding and Swallowing Clinical Team

December 23, 2021 by txinsights.
Based on the course Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing Clinic: Team Considerations for Implementation by Pam Holland, MA-CCC/SLP, BCS-S, this handout provides a list of considerations to consider when assembling an interdisciplinary feeding and swallowing clinical team.
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