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Eating & Drinking Difficulties in Children

( Κωδικός: 0025136 )
Contents: 360pp, A4, illustrated, wire-o-bound Publication November 2005
Συγγραφέας : April Winstock Foreword by Dr Lewis Rosenbloom
ISBN : 0863884261


 Clearly illustrated, this is the ultimate practical handbook for all professionals working with children with eating and drinking difficulties, and an essential guide for all students studying this area of therapy.

Covering the complex issues involved in the field of eating and drinking difficulties in children, this text:

Examines the theoretical background while maintains a clear focus on its practical application;

Provides essential information on subjects including normal development, positioning, communication, assessment, gastro-oesophageal reflux, nutrition, training and practical management;

Contains an invaluable range of photocopiable material for each chapter, which can be given to families and professional colleagues;

Provides a range of appendices with details of useful resources including a reference list and suppliers of equipment.

Families and mealtimes; The normal development of eating & drinking; The occurrence of eating & drinking difficulties and swallowing dysfunction; Motor factors that limit oral-motor skills; Positioning for eating & drinking; Communication at mealtimes; Sensory issues; Nutrition; Gastro-oesophageal reflux; Tube feeding; Mealtime safety, preventing infection, Managing choking; Assessment; Management; Oral hygiene; Saliva control; Special issues regarding the child with a visual impairment; Special considerations relevant to schools.

Speech & language therapists & students

About the author
April Winstock is a Speech & Language Therapist who has worked at the Bobath Centre, London, special schools and hospitals. She has been running courses on eating & drinking difficulties in children for many years. April currently has her own practice in which she sees children with a range of communication and eating problems.