Course content – Day 4

Management of sensory feeding disorders

 

Aim To provide an academic framework for sensory based feeding disorders. To recognise the predisposing factors for sensory based feeding disorders. To explore the differential diagnosis. To teach and practice strategies for managing sensory based feeding disorder.


Session

Content

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1

Feeding and the senses.

Sensory acuity;

Somatosensory system.

Sensory integration.

Sensory processing.

Sensory feeding disorder definition.

Characteristics and secondary characteristics.

Differential diagnosis.

Sensory integration disorder/sensory feeding disorder.

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2

Academic background for sensory feeding disorder.

Nervous system.

Neonatal learning.

Effects of late introduction of oral feeding.

Predisposing factors for sensory feeding disorder including;

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3
  • Principles underlying the management of sensory feeding disorders.
  • Assessment;
  • Feeding history.
  • Oromotor skills.
  • Meal observation.
  • Risk of aspiration.
  • Intervention;
  • Legitimise.
  • Investigations.
  • Therapy.
  • Appetite.
  • Food diary.
  • Desensitisation.
  • Finger food.
  • Messy play.
  • Mouth toys.
  • Food play.
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Emotional aspects.

Dependence.

Progress.

Small group case discussion practical activity.

Group discussion and feedback.

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