Mealtime distractions tend to have a bad reputation. They’re associated with mindless and overeating. But you and your child probably have a very legitimate reason - or two or three - for incorporating distractions like TV, tablets, or toys at the table. If you’re ready to say have distraction-free meals, try these two methods for ending mealtime distractions for picky eaters.
Feeding problems are seen in the vast majority of children with autism. Contributing factors include medical problems, psychological barriers, nutritional deficits, sensory disorder, oral-motor dysfunction, and environmental causes. These factors - alone or together - lead to food selectivity in up to 87% of children on the spectrum.