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Research Paper | Occupational Therapy | India | Volume 7 Issue 5, May 2018
Effect of Behavioral and Oral Motor Training in Eating Behavior of Mentally Retarded Children
R. Renuchitra.M.O.T. | Dr. P. Nagalakshmi.PhD
Abstract: AIM To determine the effect of behaviour and oral motor training in eating behaviour of mentally retarded children. OBJECTIVE ` The purpose of the study was to evaluate the effect of behavioural and oral motor intervention in eating behaviour of mentally retarded children. METHEDOLOGY Total 30 subjects, 15 in experimental group and 15 in control group with age group of 6 to 12 years participated in the current study. The experimental group underwent behavioural and oral motor intervention in eating behaviour. Pre and post test have been conducted with Childrens eating behaviour inventory. RESULT Statistical significance is present in experimental group than in control group with regard to effect of behavioural and oral motor intervention with Occupational Therapy intervention. CONCLUSION Behavioural and oral motor intervention has significant effect on improving eating behaviour.
Keywords: Occupational therapy, oral motor intervention, Eating behavior
Edition: Volume 7 Issue 5, May 2018,
Pages: 299 - 304