Date Presented 04/23/21
The Neonatal Oral–Motor Assessment Scale is a clinical tool commonly used to evaluate the oral–motor skills of neonates. This study is to examine its predictability in feeding performance using newly organized items. The results showed that in addition to the adjusted age and weight at observed feed, jaw depression and jaw initiation were the significant predictors for successful bottle feed. Discuss implications of findings and the need for standardized assessment in neonates' feeding.
Primary Author and Speaker: Tsu-Hsin Howe
Additional Authors and Speakers: Christine L. Kroll