Monitor Your Child's Progress With Confidence
Does your child get enough total calories?
Kids with special needs often have trouble eating enough to grow and function as expected. Even small daily calorie deficits can be detrimental to focus, sleep, behavior, mood, and anxiety level, if they occur routinely. Use this Energy Needs Calculator to estimate your child's daily total calorie need.
New iphone app for biomedical interventions monitoring
Try this: If your child uses supplements, medications, or special diets, keeping track of it can be easier with this app. You can also easily share your child's intervention instructions with teachers and caregivers with iBiomed.
Nutrition Care For Children LLC assures the safety and efficacy of special diets
If your child tried a special diet but has not shown expected progress, the diet may have been inadequate or inappropriate. Diets that are inadequate, inappropriate, or ineffective for the therapeutic goals are common in children who use these tools without professional monitoring. For a child, losing as little as 5% of body weight can impair concentration, focus, behavior, sleep, mood, academic effort, hormone levels, brain chemistry, and even language effort. Children with autism will not progress well on special diets that are inadequate or untargeted.
Roughly half of children with Asperger's Syndrome are clinically underweight. Many children with other special needs struggle to eat enough and absorb diets normally. Use the CDC's Body Mass Index (BMI) calculator to quickly screen if your child is underweight. If BMI is 10th percentile for age or less, contact Judy for guidance.
Try this quick survey to monitor social, behavioral, and nutrition-related shifts
Click here for the Splash Challenge, an abbreviated tracking form developed by Nutricia North America. It can monitor if your child is improving on a special diet.
Autism Treatment Evaluation Checklist (ATEC) tracks progress on any intervention
Whether it's Applied Behavioral Analysis, a medication, individual supplement, total nutrition care plan, occupational or speech therapy - any intervention can be monitored with the ATEC, and detailed and comprehensive survey on your child's progress. Join thousands of other parents who have used it for assessing efficacy of many types of treatments. Click here to begin.