How common is it?

22
May

How common is it?

I sat in on three IEPs today here at school and in each of those three meetings when the parents were asked about concerns for their child on the autism spectrum guess what each of them said? Feeding! Everyone of them talked about their child being a picky eater and only like certain things.

Hmm, is it just me or is there a connection here? I’ve been saying this for the last year, but as each day passes and I talk with more and more parents I am convinced that a vast majority of our children on the autism spectrum have feeding difficulties. Hence the many e-zine articles that I have written over the past two months, but this is a real issue.

I haven’t quite figured out what to do other than assessing and working with children in my area to improve thier difficulties, but for those of you who live at a distance I am still pondering how to best help you.

I will think of something it just might take me a bit longer. For now if you have a chance take some time to check out my archived e-zine articles. I am going to start keeping data in this area just for my own knowledge and maybe I’ll come up with something I want to do with it in the future. If you have thoughts or suggestions I’d love to hear them.

Talk to you soon,
Erin

Comments

  • The Pauls
    June 24, 2008

    well, autism loves static behavior and what better way to have a static feeding experience than to eat the same exact food in the same exact way every day. New food is too stressful!

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