Feeding and Nutrition in Children with Neurodevelopmental Disability
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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 Gastrointestinal problems and their investigation