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The feeding skills and health of 73 adults with severe developmental disabilities who aspirated were examined between 1986 and 1990. Sixty individuals had profound mental retardation (82%) and 48, cerebral palsy (66%). Modified barium swallow studies, esophagrams and gastric follow-throughs were completed on 67 clients (92%). Twenty adults aspirated barium.… (More)
A survey of institutionalized adults with severe mental retardation and chronic regurgitation was conducted. A high prevalence of dysphagia and gastroesophageal abnormalities was found. Many of these abnormalities require further evaluation and treatment prior to the diagnosis of rumination. More studies are needed to explore the causes and treatment… (More)
AIM A pretest-posttest retrospective design was used to evaluate the impact of a group-based modified constraint-induced movement therapy (mCIMT) program on upper extremity function and occupational performance. METHODS 20 children ages 3 to 18 years with hemiplegia following an acquired brain injury participated in a 2-week group mCIMT program. Upper… (More)
The psychomotor development achieved by two girls with the Aicardi syndrome is described. Until now this syndrome has been considered to produce a total dissociation from the environment in those affected. The results of early intervention, although not spectacular, are sufficient to recommend early stimulation in these children.