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Editors: Jacque DeVore, MPH, RD, and Andrea Shotton, MS, RD
Any health care professional who manages the nutrition care of children with special health care needs, such as Down syndrome, autism, cerebral palsy or gastrointestinal disorders, needs this pocket guide. Children with these conditions have more frequent problems that may alter their growth, diet, feeding and eating behaviors.
This easy-to-use reference presents the most current, interdisciplinary research and evidence-based information available on nutrition management of children with special needs. Its co-editors, affiliated with the Behavioral Health Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group and Pediatric Nutrition Practice Group, bring a wealth of knowledge to the guide.
- Role of growth in determining appropriate nutrition interventions.
- Nutrition assessment methods and tools.
- Feeding problems and menu modifications.
- Considerations for non-oral enteral feeding and limited oral feeding.
- Community services and reimbursement.
- Financial assistance for nutrition services and products.
You'll find value in this book regardless of your practice setting. The comprehensive guide includes case studies, a glossary and resources for additional information.