Feeding And Eating 30
Play time is a great opportunity to practice daily living skills without the pressure of "working" on a skill. Here's an idea to use messy play as a time to practice self feeding skills!
Adaptive cutlery counteracts hand tremors to make eating easier and less stressful. It was developed by a group of scientists and engineers who wanted to improve overall quality of life and independence for people with essential hand tremors.
Many special needs children are placed on high-calorie diets. Here are some tips on how to manage a high-calorie diet with ideas for foods and calorie enhancers.
Find tips and tricks from parents of blind and visually impaired children about tooth brushing and dental hygiene!
Shannon Austin wrote in to share a neat (and affordable) sippy cup find that has worked great for her daughter. This Playtex straw trainer teaches kids how to use a straw and is spill proof!
The Ba Bottle Holder is designed to help babies with poor motor control hold on to their bottles by themselves and would be great for any kid who finds holding on to things difficult.
My Plate-Mate is a children’s teaching tool for eating. It helps a toddler learn how to successfully eat with a utensil and plate while minimizing the mess that comes with kid’s meals.
Breast feeding a baby can be difficult, especially if they have a vision impairment. Learn about your options when choosing to nurse a blind or visually impaired baby.
Learning whole concepts can be difficult and take some time for children with vision impairments. Rather than trying to teach everything at once, give your child time to explore his world, piece together information, and gather as much real experiences as possible over time. Here's an example using food and teaching your child where food comes from...
Learn how to make a small sippy cup out of household items that is easy for your child to hold and impossible to break!
The secret to successful mealtime may be in the utensils! We review and recommend the best place settings, snack storage, and bibs that support kids with disabilities as they develop self-feeding skills.
The First Years Booster Seat is the best seat for children. Compact, easy to set up, and you can take it anywhere!
We'll give you tips and ideas on how to set goals and teach your blind baby how to finger feed.
Make a visually stimulating bottle holder for your blind baby that's simple to make and pretty to look at.
Start a new tradition this year... Get your child in the kitchen and have them help you bake a cake! The smells and tastes are so yummy plus they'll get to share their creation with the family.