Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Identifier

994

Date

2013

Date of Award

11-26-2013

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science

Major

Clinical Nutrition

Committee Chair

Terra B Smith

Committee Member

James Meindl

Committee Member

Lee Wallace

Abstract

The purpose of this research was to assess educational needs of parents of children with intellectual and developmental disabiliies (IDD) and define the availability of resources for children with IDD who experience feeding disorders in Shelby County. Participants were primary caregivers of a child beween three and 18 years with IDD who experience a feeding disorder. A questionnaire of quantitative and qualitative responses was distributed to members of the Special Education Parent Teacher Alliance of Shelby County and Support and Training for Exceptional Parents in Tennessee. The questionnaire reached 665 potential participants. Eight participants responded to the survey, The majority of the participants do not believe Shelby County is meeting needs in providing accessible services for feeding disorders. Conclusively, Shelby County may not be providing accessible services for children with IDD and feeding disorders. However the response rate was limited therefore more research should be completed analyzing the community's needs.

Comments

Data is provided by the student.

Library Comment

dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.

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