Pica refers to eating objects which are not suitable to be eaten, and Polydipsia involves the constant desire to drink any type of liquid. This page provides a quick read guide to Pica and Polydipsia with a complete information sheet available to download.
This resource contains practical information about specialist equipment for children and adults with severe learning disabilities who display behaviour described as challenging. It also lists some information to carefully consider that can help to improve safety and protect the home. It is a starting point and you may find more products by doing research.
The sheet covers equipment and/or safety adaptions for the following topics:
- Assistive Technology
- Beds/Bedding and Mattresses
- Electrical Equipment
- Information Technology
- Toys and Sensory Equipment
- Travel Safety
- Wall Coverings
- Wooden Surfaces
The sheet also includes information about:
- Finding equipment that is not available to buy
- How to get help paying for equipment
Suppliers’ contact details are listed in the full version of this information sheet which you can download below. Inclusion in this list does not constitute an endorsement from the CBF. Readers are encouraged to evaluate the benefits and risks of each product before purchase.