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 maintaining a clear focus on its practical application; provides essential information on all the relevant issues; 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.  April Winstock is a Speech & Language Therapist who is registered with the Health Professionals Council and 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.

chapter 1|3 pages

Families and mealtimes

chapter 5|11 pages


chapter 6|4 pages

Communication at mealtimes

chapter 8|11 pages


chapter 9|9 pages

Gastro-oesophageal reflux

chapter 10|6 pages

Tube feeding

chapter 11|6 pages

Health and safety

chapter 12|24 pages


chapter 13|35 pages


chapter 14|7 pages

Oral hygiene

chapter 15|12 pages

Saliva control

chapter 17|7 pages

School mealtimes

chapter 18|17 pages

Staff training