Assessing and Treating Pediatric Obesity in Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Authors: Cadieux, Adelle M.

  • Details a comprehensive obesity treatment program for children with neurodevelopmental disorders
  • Examines clinical triaging treatment needs that support the child and family
  • Synthesizes research on the comorbidity of neurodevelopmental disorders in children
  • Discusses weight management strategies that target specific health behaviors
  • Addresses sleep issues in children with comorbid obesity and neurodevelopmental disorders
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About this book

This book reviews strategies for assessing and treating pediatric obesity in children with neurodevelopmental disorders (ND). It synthesizes empirical findings and clinical strategies to offer the latest knowledge in key areas, including risk factors, physical activity, nutrition, treatment planning, goal-setting, and engagement with patients. A four-stage treatment  model presents clinical guidance in triaging treatment and  tailoring interventions to children’s changing medical, behavioral, emotional, and cognitive needs. The book complements current pediatric ND literature by presenting clear guidelines for integrating treatment for obesity into existing treatment of these young patients.

Topics featured in this book include:

  • The effect of neurodevelopmental disorders on the assessment of obesity in children.
  • The impact of developmental delays on physical activities and health behaviors.
  • Strategies for promoting weight management goals in pediatric ND.
  • Suggestions on how to engage and support families and caregivers.
  • The role of prevention in weight management within pediatric ND.

Assessing and Treating Pediatric Obesity in Neurodevelopmental Disorders is a must-have resource for clinicians, scientist-practitioners, and related professionals as well as researchers, professors, and graduate students in clinical child and school psychology, public health, social work, pediatrics, occupational therapy, and nutrition.

About the authors

Adelle M. Cadieux, Psy.D., is a pediatric psychologist at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital in Grand Rapids, MI and Clinical Assistant Professor for Michigan State University. She has developed a specialized treatment program to address the needs of children with neurodevelopmental disorders who are struggling with obesity at the Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital Healthy Weight Center. As a Clinical Assistant Professor she has assisted in the training of medical residents at the Healthy Weight Center and help promote medical student and resident research in pediatric obesity. She has authored and co-authored multiple articles, and provided presentations and workshops at Society for Pediatric Psychology Annual Conferences, the Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics Annual Meeting and at American Psychological Association Annual Convention in the area of general pediatric obesity and in the area of pediatric obesity in youth with neurodevelopmental disorders. In the Society of Pediatric Obesity (Division 54 of the American Psychological Association), Dr. Cadieux is the chair of the Pediatric Obesity Special Interest Group. Dr. Cadieux has also participated in the Children’s Hospital Association’s FOCUS on a Fitter Future task force, leading several projects for this national group and continues to collaborate with the ongoing projects that have stemmed from this collaborative task force. 

Reviews

“This book offers an overview of the presentation, assessment, and treatment of obesity in children with neurodevelopmental disorders, and intertwines empirical and clinical knowledge to offer practical strategies for providers. … it will serve as a solid initial resource for providers less familiar with practice or research in this area. For primary care providers, the book is an excellent starting point, with key considerations for treatment planning prior to engaging outside clinical experts.” (Emily S. Kuschner, Doody's Book Reviews, July, 2017)


Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction: The Need to Understand Obesity Risks in Autism Spectrum Disorder and Neurodevelopmental Disorders

    Cadieux, Adelle M.

    Pages 1-11

  • Growth and Development

    Cadieux, Adelle M.

    Pages 13-21

  • Emotional and Behavioral Functioning

    Cadieux, Adelle M.

    Pages 23-37

  • Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviors

    Cadieux, Adelle M.

    Pages 39-59

  • Nutrition

    Cadieux, Adelle M.

    Pages 61-84

Buy this book

eBook $59.99
price for USA (gross)
valid through November 5, 2017
  • ISBN 978-3-319-55924-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $79.99
price for USA
valid through November 5, 2017
  • ISBN 978-3-319-55922-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Assessing and Treating Pediatric Obesity in Neurodevelopmental Disorders
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-55924-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-55924-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-55922-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 159
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