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Picky/Resistant Eaters

Resistant eaters differ from picky eaters from as they may eat fewer than five food different foods.

Resistant eaters differ from picky eaters from as they may eat fewer than five food different foods any may refuse entire food groups. These people usually require a multi-sensory therapeutic/behavioural intervention. In addition, over 75% of young people diagnosed with Autism have difficulties with feeding.

In order for people learn about new food types the environment should be positive and nurturing. A constant and predictable daily meal plan often provides the backbone for treatment.

Intervention may include

Mealtime scheduling
Identification of safe food types
Graded Introduction of new foods
Environmental adaption
Creating intrinsic motivation around eating
Task analysis
Sensory Motor Intervention
Postural control

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