08-06-2014 02:57 AM
08-07-2014 06:27 AM
I"m an occupational therapist and I have taken some eating program workshops that address issues being expressed. When children's diets don't contain the vitamins necessary to assist in bodily functions (cognition, digestion, etc) it may be necessary to get an evaluation by a trained Speech/Language Pathologist or Occupational Therapist. I work with an autistic child who only eats carbs which places a tremendous stress on the pancreas/insulin production and elimination (BMs). The domino effect continues to affect behavior responses and stamina for other demands being placed on her. There are a couple approaches I know of : AEIOU developed by Nina Johanson and SOS (Sequential Oral Sensory) developed by Kay Toomey. You can google these for more information.
08-08-2014 03:51 PM
Stacy, Thank you for the suggestion. I will try a smoothie but the color may be an issue because currently she drinks water. I've been working soley on the eating piece so this would be another opportunity for me to provide more exploration with liquids.