Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Take Small Bites
Quickly adapt the lunch tray (cut off the lid to use as a plate) to permit students to practice eating small amounts of food, portioned out by the teacher/classroom assistant. By giving students just a few bites at a time they may develop better habits related to portion intake.
If you're working with a student who has decreased sensation or impaired oralmuscular control primarily on one side of their face then you've got to add a bunch of other interventions to this simple adaption.