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.
Feeding and the senses.
Sensory feeding disorder definition.
Characteristics and secondary characteristics.
Sensory integration disorder/sensory feeding disorder.
Academic background for sensory feeding disorder.
Effects of late introduction of oral feeding.
Predisposing factors for sensory feeding disorder including;
- Principles underlying the management of sensory feeding disorders.
- Feeding history.
- Oromotor skills.
- Meal observation.
- Risk of aspiration.
- Food diary.
- Finger food.
- Messy play.
- Mouth toys.
- Food play.
Small group case discussion practical activity.
Group discussion and feedback.
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