Ask the Horizons Team: Do you treat children with feeding problems?

14
Sep

Ask the Horizons Team: Do you treat children with feeding problems?

Question:

Child who is a picky eaterMy child is a picky eater. He eats only a handful of things, mainly carbs. This seems to be his only issue. He does well in school and has friends. My question is whether you treat only kids with autism or if you also treat kids who just have a feeding problem?

Kathy in Michigan

Answer:

Dear Kathy,

That is great question. Yes, I see a variety of children with feeding disorders. Some of those children are on the autism spectrum, some have other types of neurodevelopmental disorders, and some have no other difficulties outside of feeding. I have seen progress in all of the children that I have treated. The amount and type of progress is dependent on the individual child/family and not on the diagnosis a child has. I look forward to talking with you more about your child and would be happy to work with you to help him expand his food range.

Take care,
Erin

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