I bought this book for myself, because my son has a severe feeding disorder. I was hoping to learn more about his problem so I can better understand how to help him. I was very pleased with the book because it was very easy to read and understand the material. The book outlines the different feeding disorders including sections on how they present, and how they are treated. The chapters are kept brief and informative, and to demonstrate each disorder there are case studies of real life children the author has worked with. My favorite feature of the book was the review pages in the back, where key points of each disorder are outlined for easy reference. After reading this book I have a better understanding of how and why my son developed these problems. I also feel more confident in my own abilities to help him and make his treatment decisions.
I work with infants and toddlers and there is always some questions from families regarding food, feeding, allergies and growth percentile. This book has good information, beyond the conflicting opinions of individual pediatricians. There's many descriptions of severe infant feeding disorders, their origins~ with practical common sense solutions.
I found that the solutions good. They are applicable to most worried parents- calm down, make sure the infant has an appetite, make eating a positive experience. Great book.
This is a must read for any child psychologist or pediatrician. So many have no idea about childhood Anorexia. It is NOT always about body image, and this book explains this illness in great detail. Dr. Chatoor is brilliant. This book is written so that the parents can understand it also. It will give hope and help to those parents who cant seem to get the professionals to listen to them when their child keeps loosing weight and will not eat. Finally, an answer to this and a plan.
Diagnosis and Treatment of Feeding Disorders is an excellent resource for feeding therapists and specialists who provide feeding evaluation and treatment to infants and children. Each feeding disorder is described in detail including: natural history, etiology and treatment. I especially liked the case studies and parent handouts that reinforce the main points. Jan Gambino, M.Ed. The Reflux Mom