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

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

by Brenda Legge
     
 

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Finding out that your child has Asperger's 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

Overview

Finding out that your child has Asperger's 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.

Editorial Reviews

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)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781853029745
Publisher:
Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
Publication date:
10/28/2001
Pages:
212
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.45(d)

Meet the Author

Brenda Legge is a freelance writer. She has written extensively on home improvement and DIY topics and has also written fiction for children and worked on medical and catering trade journals.

Brenda Legge is a freelance writer. She has written extensively on home improvement and DIY topics and has also written fiction for children and worked on medical and catering trade journals.

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