Can't Eat, Won't Eat: Dietary Difficulties and the Autism Spectrum

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Finding out that your child has Asperger syndrome or autism can be devastating enough, but when you discover that he or she won't eat 99.9 per cent of all food and drink in the known universe, the fun really starts. This was the situation the author found herself in a decade ago when her son first took a dislike to milk, and then to virtually every other substance she attempted to feed him. Her book was written to reassure other parents that there are lots of people out there in the same boat, and to suggest ...
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Finding out that your child has Asperger syndrome or autism can be devastating enough, but when you discover that he or she won't eat 99.9 per cent of all food and drink in the known universe, the fun really starts. This was the situation the author found herself in a decade ago when her son first took a dislike to milk, and then to virtually every other substance she attempted to feed him. Her book was written to reassure other parents that there are lots of people out there in the same boat, and to suggest practical methods of dealing with the problem. As well as drawing on her own experience, the author has spoken to parents, children, and professionals with first-hand knowledge of dietary difficulties, and their advice and comments form a key part of the book.
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The author, whose son has Asperger Syndrome, reassures parents of children with autistic spectrum disorders and dietary problems. Drawing on her own experience and on interviews with parents, children, and professionals, she suggests practical methods for dealing with food refusal, picky eaters, and meals away from home, and surveys the options for special diets. Legge is a freelance writer who has written on home improvement, catering, and medical topics. The book is distributed in the US by Taylor & Francis. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781853029745
  • Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
  • Publication date: 10/28/2001
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 28
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction 9
1 Beyond Faddiness 11
2 Improvements and Setbacks 25
3 I Blame the Parents 42
4 Throw out the Rule Book 54
5 Survey Results 63
6 Hints and Tips 81
7 More Hints and Tips 100
8 What We Think of Food 115
9 Social Difficulties 128
10 Exclusion Diets 138
11 Doctors and Dentists 148
12 Professional Advice 158
13 Great Ormond Street 166
14 Back to School 176
15 All Food is Good Food 189
Epilogue 194
Bibliography 196
Useful Addresses 197
Additional Thanks 199
Index 200
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