Sullivan Feeding and Nutrition in Children with Neurodevelopmental Disability

Feeding and Nutrition in Children with Neurodevelopmental Disability

Product Type: Print Edition (Complete Book)

ISBN: 9781898683605

Series: Mac Keith Press Practical Guides

Edition: 1st

Publication date: January 2009

Page count: 196

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Practical Guide

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; gastrointestinal problems and their investigation.

Peter B. Sullivan (Author)

Professor Peter B Sullivan

Dr Sullivan is Head of the Department of Paediatrics at the University of Oxford. He is a Fellow of Magdalen College Oxford and holds an appointment as an honorary consultant paediatrician at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford.

He researches into the gastrointestinal and nutritional problems of children with neurological disabilities and has a special interest in the provision of a clinical service for children with complex gastrointestinal problems.

He has published original scientific reports as well as reviews and book chapters on the gastrointestinal problems encountered in neurologically impaired children.

He is also co-editor of Feeding the Disabled Child.

  • List of Contributors vii
  • Foreword by Martin Bax ix
  • Preface xi
  • Introduction 1
  • Peter B Sullivan
  • 1. Feeding and Nutrition in Neurodevelopmental Disability: An overview 8
  • Peter B Sullivan
  • 2. Nutrition and Growth: Assessment and monitoring 21
  • Laura Stewart and Natalie A McKaig
  • 3. Oral Motor Impairment and Swallowing Dysfunction: Assessment and
  • management 35
  • Sue Strudwick
  • 4. Feeding and Dietetic Assessment and Management 57
  • Bridget R Lambert and Wee Meng Han
  • 5. The Multidisciplinary Team and the Practicalities of Nursing Care 86
  • Angharad Vernon-Roberts
  • 6. Gastrointestinal Disorders: Assessment and management 106
  • Peter B Sullivan
  • 7. Gastrointestinal Disorders: Special investigations 118
  • Astor Rodrigues
  • Appendix 1: Cerebral Palsy Growth Charts 133
  • Appendix 2: Useful Contacts and Websites 165
  • Appendix 3: Nasogastric and Gastrostomy Tube Care Guidelines 166
  • Appendix 4: Incorporating Nutrient-Dense Foods into the Diet of Children
  • with Feeding Problems 170
  • Appendix 5: Formula and Supplement Information 172
  • Appendix 6: Form for Feeding and Dietary Assessment 182
  • Index 189

'The book is highly readable and contains many nuggets of information that will be helpful in clinical practice.' Neil A Harrower, Archives of Disease in Childhood, 2010

'This book represents good value for money and is a must for any multidisciplinary feeding team or therapist undertaking postgraduate dysphagla training.' Speech and Language Therapy in Practice, 2010