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Feeding difficulties in disabled children

Abstract:

Feeding difficulties are common in children with neurological impairments and impact on growth and nutrition, general health, developmental outcomes and quality of life. Factors such as gross motor skills, seating and positioning for feeding, oral motor dysfunction, effectiveness of swallowing, co-morbidities and feeding related behaviours all influence a child's ability for safe and effective feeding. Identification of feeding problems relies on careful assessment involving a number of profe...

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10.1016/j.paed.2010.02.005

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Andrew, MJ More by this author
Sullivan, PB More by this author
Journal:
Paediatrics and Child Health
Volume:
20
Issue:
7
Pages:
321-326
Publication date:
2010-07-05
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ISSN:
1751-7222
URN:
uuid:947aed03-e80f-4604-9587-a93e2fed0fa4
Source identifiers:
191257
Local pid:
pubs:191257

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