Like any mom, you’re worried if your child is eating the right amount of food.
Eating is tricky. Especially for kids with autism. Children with autism face many barriers to eating: sensory issues, rigid preferences, and fear of new foods are some of the most common ones I see.
To better understand the various eating barriers of children with autism, it’s helpful to be familiar with the different kinds of sensory challenges in autism that your child might experience. Below are some common sensory autism symptoms that could be a clue behind autism eating behaviors that you might see in your child.
In our first session together, Lisa was really excited about bringing more routine into her meals and creating a mealtime schedule. She thought Eli would actually really like that. She worried, though, that he wouldn’t do well with not getting what he wanted, having new foods on his plate, and eating the family meal.
What is it about kids and throwing food?