Nutrition and Neurodisability – Chapter 8: Assessment of Nutritional State: Micronutrient deficiencies and Bone Health
Feeding difficulties are common in children with neurodisability and disorders of the central nervous system can affect the movements required for safe and efficient eating and drinking. This practical guide provides strategies for managing the range of nutritional problems faced by children with neurodevelopmental disability. The easily accessible information on aetiology, assessment and management is informed by a succinct review of current evidence and guidelines to inform best practice.
- Provides practical clinical strategies accessible at point of care
- Expert topic reviews provide evidence-based approaches
- Clinical vignettes illustrate key learning points
- Concise summaries of key clinical guidelines
- Identification of the Red Flags suggesting nutritional compromise
- Emphasis on use of body composition in nutritional assessment
From the Foreword
‘The application of the knowledge provided in this new book should provide a basis for enabling persons with disabilities to take part in and enjoy any meal both in a private and a public setting.’
-Torstein Vik, Professor of Paediatrics, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway
This book will be particularly useful for multidisciplinary professionals managing feeding, growth and nutrition in children with neurodisabilities, including paediatricians, speech and language therapists, occupational therapists and dietitians. The handbook will also be of interest to general practitioners, dentists, medical students and allied health professional students.
A Practical Guide from Mac Keith Press