Many children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) are sensitive and selective eaters, which can result in an extremely limited diet and nutritional deficiencies. This comprehensive research-based guide gives a clear and detailed explanation of common feeding issues and offers a comprehensive plan to help address them.
Considering the various approaches taken by medical, nutritional, occupational, physical, behavioral and speech therapy disciplines, this book brings the strengths from each together in order to help caregivers in any setting to overcome picky eating, problem eating, and generally improve feeding behaviours in children with ASD.
About the Author:
Kelly McCracken Barnhill is Clinical Nutritionist and Director of Clinical Care at The Johnson Center for Child Health and Development. She has over a decade of experience working with nutrition in children with autism and related disorders and is Nutrition Director for the Autism Research Institute. Her son acquired post-viral dysautonomia at the age of 12. She is based in Austin, Texas.