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Special-Needs Kids Eat Right Strategies to Help Kids on the Autism Spectrum Focus, Learn, and Thrive

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ISBN-10: 0399534881

ISBN-13: 9780399534881

Edition: 2009

Authors: Judy Converse

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Good news for parents of special- needs kids: a proven approach to everyday meals that fosters learning and development. Any parent of a child with autism, Asperger’s, ADHD, sensory processing disorder, or other developmental disabilities knows that special-needs kids often have food sensitivities and can be very fussy eaters. Plus, they’ve been told to avoid such common ingredients as gluten and casein, making it even harder to give them the balanced, healthy meals all children need. Now, Judy Converse, a registered, licensed dietitian, offers new advice and guidance on how to use food as an essential tool for development. Based on the latest research, Special-Needs Kids Eat Rightincludes:…    
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Book details

List price: $17.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 3/3/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Judy Converse, MPH, RD, LD, is a registered licensed dietician specializing in dietary intervention for autism patients.

Introduction: A Nutritionist on the Front Lines
Engaging Your Providers: Working Together on Nutrition Care and Special Diets
The Big Gap
Why the Gap Exists: History, Holes, and Controversy
History: The Dark Ages
Holes: The Nutrition Disconnect in Modern Pediatrics
Controversy: The Sacred Cow
How to Engage a Reluctant Provider...and When Simply to Move On
Closing the Gap, Getting to Work
Finding an Expert
What Licensure in Nutrition Means for Your Child
A Final Word About Vaccines
Nutrition Therapies and Special Diets Are Effective...No Matter Where You Stand in the Debate
Nutrition Therapy 101: The Essential Steps to Take, Terms to Know, and Principles to Understand
Individualized Nutrition Is Best
Use These Steps in This Order for Safe and Effective Special Diet Measures
Some Nuts and Bolts About Child Nutrition: What You Need to Know to Succeed
What Special Diets Do: Ketogenic, SCD, Body Ecology, Low-Oxalate, GFCF, and More
Special Diet Strategies for Babies
Working Through the Nutrition Care Process for Autism, Step by Step
Is Your Child Growing As Expected?
Last but Not Least: Fix Your Child's Food Intake Before Tinkering with Supplements
Making Sense of Lab Tests: Defining What to Do for the "One in Six"
Nutrition-Focused Physical Exam
If You Are Ready for Lab Studies, Where Do You Begin?
First, What to Avoid
Identify and Treat Problems with Gut Bacteria: Why and How
Using Probiotic Supplements
Bowel Flora Signs and Symptoms
Lab Tests That Identify Bowel Flora Problems
Optimizing Bowel Flora
Lab Tests for Food Allergy, Sensitivity, and Intolerance
Should I Cut Gluten from My Child's Diet?
Food Intolerance
Toxicity Testing and Replenishing Micronutrients
Wrapping It Up
Best of All Worlds Special Diet: A Kid-Focused Way to Find the Right Diet Plan for Your Child
What Works, What Doesn't
Pick a Strategy: Is This Your Kid?
What to Expect from the Nutrition Care Process
Getting Started and Getting Sick
Supplements: Medical Foods and Making Sense of a Dizzying Array of Options
Functional Nutrients, Nutraceuticals, and Medical Foods: What Are Those?
The Story of EO28/Splash
The Importance of Classroom Calories
Is Splash Right for Your Child?
If You Want to Try Splash
Other Medical Foods
Starting, Adding, and Mixing Supplements
Getting a Better Multi
Therapeutic Dosing
Nutrition Supports for Seizure Control: Can Supplements Mitigate Seizures?
Final Thoughts on Supplements
Shop, Cook, Eat: Making Nutrition Work in Your Kitchen
What to Tell Your Child
Allow for a Gradual Transition
Withdraw the Lesser Opiate First
Sources for Gluten-Free Foods
Adding the Casein Restriction to Your Shopping List
Cooking Strategies: It's Easier Than You Think
Meal Plans
There Is Plenty to Eat
Classroom Strategies
Sauces and Dressings
Desserts and Treats
Smoothies for Kids with Diet Restrictions
Wrapping It Up
Resources and Further Reading
Reading on the Biomedical Treatment Model for Autism
Books About Vaccination
Resources for Well Child Care
Helpful Websites for Families Affected by Autism
Monitoring Your Child's Progress
Calorie Recommendations for Children
How to Determine Your Child's Ideal Body Weight
Nutrition Diagnosis Codes
Lab Tests Quick Reference Guide