Category: Eating Disabilities

Spoon Plate: A Self-Feeding Device.

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--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Plate with a spoon-deep depression around the edge, which, when mounted at mouth level allows a person with little or no arm function to feed independently. Describes a plate made of Kydex, about 10 inches in diameter, with a spoon-deep groove around its edge from which a person can take food. The plate is divided into four sections, and can be rotated to allow choice of foods. Provides instructions for fabrication, and criteria for use including oral control, head and trunk control, patient motivation and social and environmental factors. Lists sources of similar devices. Includes references and photographs. SKILLS REQUIRED: Plastics. Assembly. AUTHOR: Wyckoff, E; Mitani, M TITLE: Spoon Plate: A Self- Feeding Device JOURNAL: American Journal of Occupational Therapy REF: Vol 36 no 5, May 1982: p 333-335 PAGES (including cover): 3 1982.


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