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The Novelty Factor

Marsha Dunn Klein

If you want to change the BEHAVIOR…..change the stimulus!!! Novelty can increase interest and attention.

  • Vary the chairs, cups, plates, napkins, utensils to create interest
  • Use a “spoon” that is not a “spoon”
  • Toothpicks or coffee stirs or straws
  • Rounded corn cob holders
  • Cocktail forks
  • Carrot sticks, apple slices, pretzels
  • Dippers
  • Dip a familiar food into a “new” dip
  • Dunk a new dipper into a familiar dip
  • Dip wet food into crumbs or sprinkles
  • Sandwich “puzzles”
  • Cracker sandwich stacks
  • Matching cracker/sandwich/cheese slice shapes
  • Cookie cutter shapes
  • Put a face on the French toast
  • Straws for purees, connector straws for liquids
  • Spoons for drinks
  • Medicine spoons
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This website is an educational resource. It is not intended to provide medical advice or recommend a course of treatment. You should discuss all issues, ideas, suggestions, etc. with your clinician prior to use. Clinicians in a relevant field have reviewed the medical information; however, the Oley Foundation does not guarantee the accuracy of the information presented, and is not liable if information is incorrect or incomplete. If you have questions please contact Oley staff.

 

Updated in 2015 with a generous grant from Shire, Inc. 

 

This website was updated in 2015 with a generous grant from Shire, Inc. This website is an educational resource. It is not intended to provide medical advice or recommend a course of treatment. You should discuss all issues, ideas, suggestions, etc. with your clinician prior to use. Clinicians in a relevant field have reviewed the medical information; however, the Oley Foundation does not guarantee the accuracy of the information presented, and is not liable if information is incorrect or incomplete. If you have questions please contact Oley staff.
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