SOURCE: EP Global Communications, Inc.

August 30, 2007 12:50 ET

Exceptional Parent Magazine to Feature Feeding and Swallowing Series in Partnership With The Center for Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing at St. Joseph's Children's Hospital

In Its October Issue, EP Will Begin a Series on Feeding and Swallowing Issues and Challenges That Are Often Faced by Children With Disabilities

JOHNSTOWN, PA--(Marketwire - August 30, 2007) - EP Global Communications, Inc. (OTCBB: EPGL), the parent company of Exceptional Parent (EP) magazine, announced today that its October issue will feature the first in a seven part series titled, "Feeding and Swallowing Issues and Challenges." Installments will appear every other month through October of 2008.

For many people, food is a passion, and for all people, food has physiological, psychological, even social implications. For a child's growing brain and body, food is the fuel that drives all other human potential so understandably the ability to swallow and take in nutrients effectively and efficiently is a vital process. Yet, 25 to 40 percent of normally developing children and nearly 80 percent of children with developmental disabilities have feeding and mealtime challenges and issues.

For this series, EP is partnering with professionals associated with The Center for Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing at St. Joseph's Children's Hospital in Paterson, NJ. With each installment, these professionals will acquaint EP readers with the often multi-faceted issues that surround feeding disorders.

As Dr. William Roche, clinical director of The Center for Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing and the Regional Craniofacial Center at St. Joseph's Children's Hospital, explains, "Pediatric feeding disorders are complex. They involve medical, motor, oral motor, sensory and behavioral components. Identifying the causes and appropriate interventions and monitoring of the presenting feeding disorder is best served under the umbrella of a dedicated, interdisciplinary feeding team. A child who fails to achieve, maintain, or advance a feeding skill can be a frustrating puzzle to family members and professionals alike. The presenting complaints by the caretakers may include vomiting, reflux, constipation, failure to thrive, food selectivity, or even total food refusal for textures or volume."

Feeding disorders are not a child's issue but rather a family issue that requires the whole family to become a cog in the wheel to successful eating. This series will help unravel and demystify this intricate issue.

The series will include the following topics:

--  Feeding and Swallowing: A Parent and Professional Perspective -
    October 2007
--  Gastrointestinal Problems, Constipation and Feeding Disorders -
    December 2007
--  GERD and Feeding Issues - February 2008
--  Food Allergies and Feeding Issues - April 2008
--  Food Refusal - June 2008
--  Food Selectivity - August 2008
--  Airway and Feeding Issues - October 2008

About EP Global Communications, Inc.

EP Global Communications, parent company of Exceptional Parent (EP) magazine, is a 36-year-old, award-winning publishing and communications company which provides practical advice and emotional support to families of children and adults with disabilities and special health care needs -- as well as the physicians, allied health care and educational professionals who are involved in their care and development. EP uses a multi-media approach to disseminate information via: its monthly award-winning publication, Exceptional Parent; web site (; clinical custom communications projects; the EP Library Bookstore ( of disability books, DVDs and videos; live and on-line interactive CME/CEU accredited Seminars & Teleconferences on a wide range of special needs topics in the chronic long term disabilities and special needs community.

About St. Joseph's Children's Hospital and The Center for Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing

St. Joseph's Children's Hospital, an acute care specialized, state designated children's hospital at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center in Paterson, New Jersey, has long been committed to making a healthy childhood a possibility for all children. The team of highly skilled, compassionate health care professionals is equipped to provide pediatric patients of all ages with the highest level and quality of medical care possible. The Center for Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing is one of the specialized programs available. The Center offers a unique, methodical, and multidisciplinary approach to the assessment and treatment for pediatric feeding and swallowing. It is designed to focus on the medical, motor, and learned patterns that often accompany this dysfunction.

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