First book in the new Paediatric Psychology series.
Feeding problems in children are relatively common, and often resolve themselves with little need for intervention. However, some categories of feeding problem are severe, persistent, and may be life-threatening without skilled involvement by professionals, including medical and surgical intervention.
This revised and expanded Second Edition of Feeding Problems in Children deals with these severe and persistent problems, summarising the different kinds of work undertaken with children and their families in a number of countries. It first discusses the theoretical frameworks and perspectives, before moving on to explore clinical and applied research aspects of children's feeding. Finally, a comprehensive Clinical Practice Toolkit has been added to this edition, providing clinical models, checklists, model forms and reports.
Featuring contributions from well-known international experts in the field, comprehensive and fully referenced, this book continues to be essential reading for all those practising or training in paediatrics in primary or secondary care, including paediatricians, GPs, gastroenterologists, psychologists, psychiatrists, therapists, paediatric nurses, health visitors and allied health professionals.
From reviews of the First Edition:
'A detailed guide, extensively referenced' FAMILY MEDICINE
'A useful addition to a hospital library or multi-disciplinary paediatric library' PHYSIOTHERAPY JOURNAL
'Given the multi-cultural composition of today’s communities, the decision
by Drs Southall and Martin to include a chapter on cultural aspects to feeding
was most insightful. This book, with its comprehensive coverage of the issues
and a practical Toolkit with examples of materials from a multi-disciplinary
practice, makes an essential contribution to the education of frontline clinicians
dealing with feeding problems in young children.'
from the Foreword by William B Crist
PART I: Approaches The development and disruption of feeding skills in babies and young children Children with Feeding Difficulties: medical and nursing perspectives Feeding difficulties in infancy and childhood: psychoanalytic perspectives Developmental, cognitive and regulatory aspects of feeding disorders Cultural aspects of feeding: some illustrations from Indian and other cultures Family and wider system perspectives PART II: Applications Biological Nurturing: a new approach to breastfeeding initiation The management of selective eating in young children The Management of Feeding in Children with Neurological Problems Interventions with Children who are Tube Fed Management of feeding problems in children with a chronic illness An Intensive Coaching Approach to the Management of Feeding problems Telehealth Interventions for Feeding Intensive Intervention for childhood feeding disorders PART III: The Toolkit
Edited by Angela Southall and Clarissa Martin, respectively Consultant Clinical Psychologist, and Director of Services, Midlands Psychology CIC, Birmingham, UK; Consultant Clinical Psychologist in Paediatrics and Honorary Research Fellow at the Centre for Research in Eating Disorders at Loughborough University (LUCRED), UK.
Foreword by William B Crist, Pediatric Psychologist