|Motil, Kathleen -|
Submitted to: Book Chapter
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: February 1, 2010
Publication Date: May 1, 2010
Citation: Motil, K. 2010. Developmental delay. In: Corkins, M.R., Balint J., Bobo E., Plogsted S., Yaworski J.A., editors. The ASPEN Pediatric Nutrition Support Core Curriculum. Silver Spring, MD: American Society for Paternal and Enteral Nutrition. p. 191-203. Technical Abstract: Nutrition support is essential for the care of the child with developmental delay. After a thorough evaluation, an individualized intervention plan that accounts for the child’s nutrition status, feeding ability, and medical condition may be determined. Nutrition assessments may be performed at least annually in older child and more frequently in the infant and toddler to document adequate growth and nutrient intakes. The goal of nutrient assessment and intervention is to optimize the child’s health, functional status, and quality of life, while maintaining adequate growth and nutrition status.