Feeding and Nutrition in Children With Neurodevelopmental Disability

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
This handbook is aimed at clinicians and others who are engaged in caring for ageing adults with developmental disabilities. It is intended to inform understanding, promote assessment, assist in care planning, and especially to improve everyday living for this needy but sadly often neglected group of vulnerable individuals. The authors base their guidance on evidence, focusing on important insights that are likely to be valuable to the clinician interested in the care of the individuals on whose behalf the book has been prepared.

A brief general overview of the area is followed by a detailed consideration of dementia in the context of developmental disability, including cause, diagnosis, assessment and natural history, with case examples. The next chapters concentrate on two of the most high-profile of all the major groups of developmental disabilities, with their own unique patterns of ageing: Down syndrome and cerebral palsy. Other less common causal syndromes, and their characteristics with ageing, are then reviewed. This is followed by a detailed guide to drug treatment issues in this group. The final chapter considers wider issues of psychosocial intervention and life planning for the ageing individual with developmental disability.



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Guidance for clinicians caring for ageing adults with developmental disabilities. Covering assessment and care planning, it considers dementia in detail and looks in depth at ageing for those with Down syndrome and cerebral palsy, as well as covering other syndromes. Drug treatment and psychosocial issues are presented.


This handbook is aimed at clinicians and others who are engaged in caring for ageing adults with developmental disabilities. It is intended to inform understanding, promote assessment, assist in care planning, and especially to improve everyday living for this needy but sadly often neglected group of vulnerable individuals. The authors base their guidance on evidence, focusing on important insights that are likely to be valuable to the clinician interested in the care of the individuals on whose behalf the book has been prepared. A brief general overview of the area is followed by a detailed consideration of dementia in the context of developmental disability, including cause, diagnosis, assessment and natural history, with case examples. The next chapters concentrate on two of the most high-profile of all the major groups of developmental disabilities, with their own unique patterns of ageing: Down syndrome and cerebral palsy. Other less common causal syndromes, and their characteristics with ageing, are then reviewed. This is followed by a detailed guide to drug treatment issues in this group. The final chapter considers wider issues of psychosocial intervention and life planning for the ageing individual with developmental disability.



Publisher: London : Mac Keith Press : Distributed by Wiley-Blackwell, 2009
ISBN: 9781908316127
1908316128
1898683603
9781898683605
Characteristics: data file,rda
1 online resource (xi, 196 pages) : illustrations
Additional Contributors: Sullivan, Peter B.

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