Category Archives: Special Needs and Disability

New books on their way: Journey Through Assesment and Food and SEN Children

New Special Needs Books I just got an exciting package through the post today: it’s the advance copies for my new books which come out at the end of the month. Find out more about each book here if you’re feeling impatient – it looks like Amazon has the first one in stock already.
The Journey Through Assessment: Help for Parents with a Special Needs Child

Food and Your Special Needs Child

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Does your child have sleep problems and special needs or a disability?

Does your child with special needs also have sleep issues? I’m looking for parents willing to share their experiences for a new book on sleep I’m writing with Victoria Dawson.

This book covers children aged 2-19 rather than babies.

Get in touch via mail@antoniachitty.co.uk or the contact form, and I’ll send you a few questions to answer. Please share this if you know anyone who might be interested.

Eating and Special Needs

Eating and Special Needs

Children with special needs may have accompanying issues with food and eating.  Antonia Chitty and Victoria Dawson are currently researching this area in order to produce a book for parents to guide them through issues around eating.  As part of the research they are keen to hear from parents who have had difficulties with their child’s eating.  The aim of this book is to provide parents with practical support, warn them of avoidable problems and offer emotional support at what can be a difficult time.  Your co-operation in completing this questionnaire would be very much appreciated.

About Your Child

  • Does your child have a diagnosis?

 

  • What exactly are their eating issues?

 

  • When did the eating issues first begin?

 

  • How are the eating issues managed?

 

  • How has the eating issue affected their lives eg school, social life etc?

 

  • How has the eating issue impacted on your life as a parent?

 

  • Do they have any food allergies if so how do you manage this?

 

 

 

 

Professional Help

 

  • Which professionals have been involved in your child’s case?

 

  • Have you had enough support?

 

Practical Tips for other parents

 

  • How did you find out information about eating issues?

 

 

  • Were you ever in denial about your child’s needs?  If so can you explain how this felt and what made things change?

 

  • What tips can you pass on to help other parents around managing eating issues?

 

 

 

  • What do you wish you’d known about eating issues that you know now?

 

 

If you wish to fill this in anonymously then you do not need to complete the details below.  If however you would like us to keep in touch with you and you do not mind us contacting you for further information, please provide your contact details

 

Name:

 

Email:

 

We would like to use your comments in the book. All responses will be anonymous and names will be changed.  Any information that you provide that is printed will be checked with you first for accuracy via email.  Please indicate below if we can use your comments and experiences to help other parents:

 

Yes, you may use my comments anonymously

No, I don’t want to be quoted.

Children with Special Needs and Food – Your Help Needed

Eating and Special Needs

Children with special needs may have accompanying issues with food and eating.  Antonia Chitty and Victoria Dawson are currently researching this area in order to produce a book for parents to guide them through issues around eating.  As part of the research they are keen to hear from parents who have had difficulties with their child’s eating.  The aim of this book is to provide parents with practical support, warn them of avoidable problems and offer emotional support at what can be a difficult time.  Your co-operation in completing this questionnaire would be very much appreciated. Please email your answers to antonia @ aceinspire.com

About Your Child

  • Does your child have a diagnosis?

 

  • What exactly are their eating issues?

 

  • When did the eating issues first begin?

 

  • How are the eating issues managed?

 

  • How has the eating issue affected their lives eg school, social life etc?

 

  • How has the eating issue impacted on your life as a parent?

 

  • Do they have any food allergies if so how do you manage this?

Professional Help

  • Which professionals have been involved in your child’s case?
  • Have you had enough support?

 

Practical Tips for other parents

  • How did you find out information about eating issues?
  • Were you ever in denial about your child’s needs?  If so can you explain how this felt and what made things change?
  • What tips can you pass on to help other parents around managing eating issues?
  • What do you wish you’d known about eating issues that you know now?

If you wish to fill this in anonymously then you do not need to complete the details below.  If however you would like us to keep in touch with you and you do not mind us contacting you for further information, please provide your contact details

 

Name:

 

Email:

 

We would like to use your comments in the book. All responses will be anonymous and names will be changed.  Any information that you provide that is printed will be checked with you first for accuracy via email.  Please indicate below if we can use your comments and experiences to help other parents:

 

Yes, you may use my comments anonymously

No, I don’t want to be quoted.

Can you help: children with special needs and food

I’ve been asked by one of my publishers to look into the possibilities for a book about food and children with special needs. I want to scope out what this book might cover, and whether this is actually the book that parents of kids with special needs really need, or if there is another area that is more of an issue. So, can you help me by answering a couple of questions:

  1. If your child has special needs, what are the biggest issues for you right now?
  2. And is food/eating an issue? What problems have you experienced, what has helped?

Please write your comments below or use the Family Friendly Working contact form. And if you can pass this on to other parents or share this link on your blog, please do!