Cerebral Palsy And Developmental Disabilities

Developmental disabilities DD is a term used to describe a collection of disorders that cause an impairment in normal development and body function.' There are a wide range of disabilities, with varying degrees of impact on growth and nutritional status. It is estimated that the incidence of developmental disability in the pediatric population is approximately 37r. Approximately 90 of children with developmental disabilities have nutritional concerns.- Some of these are outlined in Table 22-1....

Special Aspects of Nutritional Assessment in Down Syndrome

The patient's medical and feeding history should be obtained to identify issues which may have an impact on growth and feeding Tables 22-7. 22-8. and 22-9 . Down syndrome growth charts should be used to plot growth see Appendix E . Weight for length height should Table 22-7. Medical Diagnoses Associated with Down Syndrome Intestinal malformations eg, duodenal atresia. Hirschsprung's disease Increased incidence of infections ear. respiratory Endocrine diabetes, hypothyroidism Orthopedic...

Table 1 List of Some Special Growth Charts

Growth Chart For Marfan Syndrome

J Pediatr 1978 93 435. Stature, growth velocity, head circumference, upper and lower segments Kline AD, et al. Am J Med Gent 1993 47 1042. Length- and weight-for-age birth to 36 months, height- and weight-for-age 2 to 18 years, and head circumference-for-age birth to 18 years Krick J, et al. J Am Diet Assoc 1996 96 680 Stature and weight-for-age and weight-for-stature age birth to 10 years Cronk CE, et al. Pediatrics 1978 61 564 and Pediatrics 1988 81 102. Length-for-age and...