Feeding and Nutrition in Children with Developmental Disabilities

Feeding and Nutrition in Children with Developmental Disabilities

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This book is written to assist those who have responsibility for the nutritional and gastrointestinal care of children with neurodisability. The emphasis throughout is on the importance of multidisciplinary care. It is concerned with the problems surrounding the nutritional management of children with neurological impairment who have difficulty swallowing and feeding. Written from a multidisciplinary perspective by a group of authors with considerable clinical and research experience in this area, it covers the epidemiology of feeding disorders in children with cerebral palsy; nutritional assessment; evaluation of oral-motor function; dietetic management; nursing issues in the nutritional care of the disabled child; tube feeding; and, gastrointestinal problems and their investigation.show more

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  • Electronic book text
  • Mac Keith Press
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 1898683956
  • 9781898683957

About Peter B. Sullivan

Dr Peter B. Sullivan's principle appointment is as Reader in the Department of Paediatrics at the University of Oxford where he is Head of Department. He is a Fellow of Magdalen College Oxford. Since September 1994, he has also held an appointment as an honorary consultant paediatrician at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford. His special interests include the provision of a clinical service for children with complex gastrointestinal problems, and his specific research interests are in the gastrointestinal and nutritional problems of children with neurological disabilities.show more

Table of contents

List of contributors; Foreword by Martin Bax; Preface; Introduction; 1. Feeding and nutrition in neurodevelopmental disability: an overview; 2. Nutrition and growth: assessment and monitoring; 3. Oral motor impairment and swallowing dysfunction: assessment and management; 4. Feeding and dietetic assessment and management; 5. The multidisciplinary team and the practicalities of nursing care; 6. Gastrointestinal disorders: assessment and management; 7. Gastrointestinal disorders: special investigations; Appendix 1: Cerebral palsy growth charts; Appendix 2: Useful contacts and websites; Appendix 3: Nasogastric and gastrostomy tube care guidelines; Appendix 4: Incorporating nutrient-dense foods into the diet of children with feeding problems; Appendix 5: Formula and supplemenmt information; Appendix 6: Form for feeding and Dietary Assessment; Index.show more