Cerebral Palsy: Science and Clinical Practice – Chapter 35: Feeding and Nutrition (ebook)


Chapter 35 of the book – Feeding and Nutrition

Valentina Intagliata and Richard Stevenson

This chapter provides an overview of feeding disorder in children with CP, and discusses the malnutrition and poor growth experienced by many of these children. The first section begins with a description of normal feeding, and abnormal feeding in the context of neurological impairment. Next follows a summary of the issues related to malnutrition and poor growth in children with CP. The chapter culminates with details about proper assessment and management of feeding disorder, nutritional status, and growth.

About the complete book

This landmark title considers all aspects of cerebral palsy from the causes to clinical problems and their implications for individuals. An international team of experts provides clinicians and researchers with key information on the mechanisms underlying impairments in movement, development, cognition, communication, vision, feeding, behaviour, sexuality, and musculoskeletal deformities.  They present a wide range of person-centred assessment approaches, including clinical evaluation, measurement scales, neuroimaging and gait analysis. The principles of multi-disciplinary management are presented, in terms of therapist intervention, medication and surgery. The perspective of the book spans the lifelong course of cerebral palsy, taking into account worldwide differences in socio-economic and cultural factors. Many chapters are illustrated with clinical vignettes enabling direct translation into practice. Full integrated colour, with extensive cross-referencing make this a highly attractive and useful reference.

Readership: Paediatric neurologists, developmental paediatricians, rehabilitation doctors, orthopaedic surgeons, child psychiatrists, physiotherapists speech and language therapists psychologists, occupational therapists and other health and educational professionals.

Clinics in Developmental Medicine Series.