SOMA was designed in recognition of the need for an assessment tool with regards to the prevalance of feeding disorders during infancy, and the significance of such difficulties for the infant and caregiver. This work offers an examination of this tool.
Table of Contents
What is the SOMA?; how was the SOMA developed?; how reliable is the SOMA?; who uses the SOMA?; references; equipment; oral motor challenge categories; general administrative procedures; specific administrative procedures for spooned foods - puree; semi-solids; specific administrative procedures for biscuits - soft-, medium- and hard-bite; specific adminstrative procedures for chewable solids - dried fruit; specific administrative procedures for liquids - bottle, trainer cup and cup; introductory information about scoring.