will perform fundamental skills required for eating/drinking.
will suck from a nipple.
will swallow a spoonful of soft food placed into his/her mouth by an adult.
will sit in a chair with support, such as a belt or tray.
will hold own head up while sitting at the table.
will pick up and eat crisp finger foods, e.g., crackers.
will swallow liquids from a cup held by someone else.
will chew and swallow a small bit of solid food that is not soft (e.g., meat).
will swallow food in his/her mouth before taking another bite.
will eat/drink without dribbling or drooling.
will use utensils to feed him/herself a variety of foods.
will scoop soft food (e.g., cooked cereal) with a spoon and bring it to his/her mouth.
will scoop small pieces of solid food with a spoon and bring it to his/her mouth.
will scoop soft food (e.g., mashed potatoes) and bring it to his/her mouth.
will pierce solid food (e.g., meat) with a fork, bringing it to his/her mouth.
will cut soft food with the side of a fork.
will spread soft butter or similar product onto bread with a knife.
will cut solid food with a knife.
will use a napkin to wipe hands and face as needed.
will drink independently from a variety of sources (e.g., cups, glasses, straws).
will drink from a cup with two handles, without needing a bib to catch spills.
will drink from a cup with one handle, without needing a bib to catch spills.
will drink from a glass or cup with no handles, without spilling or dropping the cup.
will drink water from a drinking fountain.
will suck liquid through a straw.
will drink from a bottle.
will drink from a can.