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1st Edition

Eating and Drinking Difficulties in Children
A Guide for Practitioners

ISBN 9780863884269
Published January 31, 2017 by Routledge
312 Pages

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Book Description

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.


"This is a very practical handbook...very clearly set excellent book for those training to work in the area of excellent resource to have at hand." — Independent Talking Points

"The manual is well researched with excellent references to other good value for money." — Valerie Moffat, Speech & Language Therapy in Practice

"This excellent, highly practical book incorporating good clinical advice and thoroughly researched evidence, is an essential addition to any department library." — Julie O’Key, Chair, Northern Region Dysphagia, RCSLT

"It will be an invaluable tool for speech and language therapy students, less experienced clinicians, and also colleagues in associated fields such as physiotherapy and occupational therapy." — Stacey Lawrence, Principal Speech and Language Therapist, Northwick Park Hospital, IJLCD

"...a valuable resource for all professionals and those who manage eating and drinking and the associated problems for children/adults." — Jean Dornan, Nurse Lecturer, course director child branch, Queen’s University Belfast, Paediatric Nursing