This updated text provides practical information for clinicians seeing children with swallowing and feeding disorders. Since the 2002 publication of the second edition, there has been an exponential increase in the number of medically fragile and complex children with swallowing and feeding disorders. A corresponding proliferation in the related basic and clinical research has resulted in the increased appreciation of the complicated inter-relationships between structures and systems that contribute to swallowing/feeding development, function, and disorders.
"The present book is a comprehensive standard work in its 3rd edition, which was published more than 25 years after the first edition. It is aimed at all professional groups dealing with pediatric dysphagia, eating/drinking and feeding disorders. The content is divided into 13 chapters [...] The chapters are supplemented by study sheets, templates for documentation and observation, and case studies. Of particular interest here is the approach as a "team evaluation" with a clear presentation from the different areas, whereby the team is composed differently depending on the case and inpatient and outpatient teams are also differentiated."
—Annette Münsterer, in Forum Logopädie
"Its contents inform speech and language specialists on the nature of swallowing, the etiology of relevant diseases, methods to evaluate disorders, and evidence-based therapies in the interventions for feeding problems in infants and children. In addition, the book could be useful for the pediatrician, gastroenterologist, otorhinolaryngology, occupational therapist, psychiatrist, nurses, lactation consultants, and families of children with feeding/swallowing problems. Intervention approaches are illustrated with case reports. In the third edition of this book, novel approaches and evaluation methods are discussed. In Chapters three to eight, the most important screening methods and instrumental evaluation (for example FEES, VFSS and ultrasound), as well as clinical evaluation of swallowing are presented. The advantages, disadvantages, implementation of each method is discussed in the ninth to thirteenth chapters, mainly focusing on interventions."
—Shamim Ghaz, Department of Speech Therapy, School of Paramedical Sciences, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran, in World Nutrition journal
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