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Problems in Feeding

  • Don C. Van Dyke
  • Linda Lusardi Peterson
  • Marty Novak Hoffman
Part of the Disorders of Human Learning, Behavior, and Communication book series (HUMAN LEARNING)

Abstract

A review of a feeding history questionnaire given to 190 parents with children with Down syndrome reveals that 49% answered affirmatively to the question, “were feeding problems present?” Studies of feeding patterns have supported the idea that normal motor development follows a systematic time table (Alexander, 1980). In children with Down syndrome, the sequence may be delayed. Abnormal feeding patterns and/or motor dysfunction have been identified in children with specific clinical neurologic presentations such as cerebral palsy (Blockley & Miller, 1971; Morris, 1977). Recently, clinical studies of severe feeding dysfunction have been reported in genetic/teratogenic syndromes (Van Dyke et al., 1982).

Keywords

Cerebral Palsy Down Syndrome Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Feeding Problem Oral Motor 
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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Don C. Van Dyke
  • Linda Lusardi Peterson
  • Marty Novak Hoffman

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