Effect of Position and Support on Oral-Motor Skills of a Child with Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia

Mary Louise E. Kerwin, Mary Osborne, Peggy S. Eicher

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Abstract

The effects of position (upright vs reclining) and support (held vs chair) on the development and maintenance of feeding behavior were examined in a child with bronchopulmonary dysplasia and gastroesophageal reflux. A reclining position initially facilitated acceptance and swallowing with relatively rapid generalization to an upright position. Oral-motor skills did not differ across levels of support. Practice of emerging motor skills preceded increases in vomiting, as well as episodes of respiratory distress. This study illustrates a methodology that can be employed to elucidate complex interrelationships among oral-motor skills, gross motor skills and functioning, and symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)8-13
Number of pages6
JournalClinical Pediatrics
Volume33
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1994

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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