What the heck is “feeding therapy“? You know that child who doesn't eat anything? He is often “made fun of” – in a nice sort of way – by most of the adults in his life. I was that way as a child. I had a picky palette. My 6.5 year old has what many professionals call the “white foods only” syndrome. This label is always spoken with some jest but it speaks volumes. My son not only chooses pasta and bread over meat and vegetables, the day, the time, the temperature, and the texture of those food items he does choose to eat matters a great deal. Bottom line, parenting and family interactions play a huge impact in a child's eating behavior.
Do you think your child needs feeding therapy?
Was my child prone to these feeding obstacles?
Did I perpetuate them?
My husband and I got to know our son's habits extremely well and we managed around them. We created a routine that works for our family and gets my son what his growing body and developing brain needs.
Is it sustainable?
My husband and I couldn't get over the feeling (or fact as it turns out) that there was something more to our son's eating challenges, that his sensory processing challenges had a lot to do with his increasingly picky and particular behavior. We knew that we could help him.