Treating Sensory Rigidity around Food
It’s common for children with autism to exhibit food selectivity – which can lead to severe nutritional issues now, and later.
Many Potential Triggers. One Proven Therapy.
Your child may refuse food based on texture, color, shape, presentation, type, brand, or even container. Whatever the behavioral trigger, we’ve learned that success can be achieved using a graduated exposure model – assessing your child’s food preferences, then gradually introducing a multi-step priority list to help increase your child’s food choices.
After months of treatment integrated with ABA models, many children increase from just a few highly preferred foods to unlimited willingness to try new food items. Worth pointing out: feeding treatment relies heavily on the family’s involvement – by working together, remarkable results can be achieved.
The sooner you start, the sooner we can help. Contact us today and let’s forge a path together.