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Meeting Special Needs: Coeliac Disease and Gluten Intolerance

A guide to understanding the condition and supporting the child

Designed to give help and encouragement to teachers, educators and others working with or caring for young children with coeliac disease.

The book covers:

  • understanding the condition and recognising the symptoms
  • supporting the child and their carers
  • implications for the classroom
  • working with other professionals

Ages: 0-8 | Pages: 32 | Code: TS0172 | ISBN: 9781921613463

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Anne Vize

Anne Vize specialises in writing for children and young people who learn in different and unique ways. She is a special educator and writer from Melbourne and works to develop print and digital resources for children, their teachers and supporters. She works in the vocational sector developing learning resources for training providers and creates freelance content to support the new vocational major curriculum in Victoria. Anne is fortunate to be able to divide her time between writing and exploring the wonders of sailing and windsurfing on the stunning Port Phillip Bay.


Understanding coeliac disease5
What is coeliac disease?5
How common is it?6
Access to services6
Where do you find gluten?7
The ‘find and replace’ system7
Label reading8
Foods labelled as gluten free8
Foods containing gluten8
Safe to eat8
Parent and carer choice9
Getting diagnosed9
Problems with self-diagnosis10
Encouraging informed choice11
Promoting sound information and advice11
Supporting a child going to hospital11
Key messages11
Play-based experiences11
Making a support chain12
Allergies, intolerances and coeliac disease12
Food intolerance12
Food allergy13
Coeliac disease13
Relationship to other conditions14
Coeliac disease and type 1 diabetes14
Coeliac disease and Down syndrome14
Coeliac disease and lactose intolerance14
Support for children in early childhood and school settings15
Being open about food and nutrition requirements15
Picture story books15
How to be a friend16
Fun with food16
Non-food treats to share17
Treat bags17
Support for children in middle and upper primary settings18
Using ‘child first’ language principles19
Canteens and tuckshops19
Green ‘everyday’ foods which are gluten free20
Canteen helpers20
Guidelines for sharing food and preparing food21
Cross contamination22
Other uses of the gluten-free diet24
Going gluten-free for autism?24
Gluten foods and snacks24
Healthy gluten-free snack and meal ideas24
The gluten-free BBQ25
Gluten free art supplies26
Gluten free playdough26
Gluten free tabletop activities27
Kid-friendly gluten-free recipes27
Gluten free Anzac biscuits27
Gluten free pancakes28
Gluten free stir fried vegetables with rice noodles29
Gluten free chocolate biscuits30
Resources and gluten-free suppliers30