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Feeding & Eating Skills for Occupational Therapy - Chapter Summary
Whether you have a beginner's, intermediate or advanced understanding of feeding and eating skills for occupational therapy, this short chapter can help you gain full comprehension. Access entertaining lessons using your computer, smartphone or tablet to study the basics of dysphagia, diet adaptations, adaptive eating utensils and more. By the end of this chapter, you will be able to do the following:
- Define and discuss the causes, symptoms and treatment of dysphagia
- List and describe different diet adaptations and alternative feeding methods
- Explain indications and contraindications for enabling feeding and eating in occupational therapy
- Identify common adaptive eating utensils used in occupational therapy to help clients with physical limitations
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1. What Is Dysphagia? - Definition, Causes, Symptoms & Treatment
In the following lesson you will learn about dysphagia and who is at a risk for developing it. After reading this lesson, you should have a better understanding of why dysphagia can be dangerous to your health and how it can be treated.
2. Diet Adaptations & Alternative Feeding Methods
Did you know there are several different diet adaptations and alternative feeding methods? There are just as many reasons people may need to be on them. Learn more about these forms of nutrition, and test your knowledge with a quiz.
3. Enabling Feeding & Eating Through Occupational Therapy
Occupational therapists are vital parts of a multi-disciplinary team to help make clients' eating experiences safe and enjoyable. In this lesson, we will discuss how clients' medical and developmental needs influence how the OT approaches each case.
4. Adaptive Eating Utensils in Occupational Therapy
Learn about common adaptive eating utensils that occupational therapists can use to help clients with certain physical limitations to eat and drink more easily and effectively.
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Other chapters within the NBCOT COTA Exam: Test Prep & Study Guide course
- Prenatal & Infant Development
- Childhood & Adolescent Development
- Types of Development in Adults
- Understanding Atypical Development
- General Medical Conditions & Vocabulary
- Neurological Conditions
- Musculoskeletal Conditions
- Evaluations in Occupational Therapy
- Frames of Reference & Models in Occupational Therapy
- Developing OT Treatment Plans
- Advocating for OT Client & Community Needs
- Implementation of OT Treatment Plans
- Groups in Occupational Therapy
- Orthotic & Prosthetic Devices
- Using Assistive Technology
- Environmental Accessibility
- Professional Development in Occupational Therapy
- Laws & Regulations in Occupational Therapy
- Ethics & Safety in Occupational Therapy