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Task Avoidance

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

People that seek out sensory input often lack the skills needed for fine and gross motor movements in addition to this tasks that do not provide enhanced sensory feedback are difficult and unrewarding for the persons under responsive system. These problems can also lead to task avoidance.

Task avoidance usually occurs for the following reasons:

Task is too difficult. The person lacks the skills for the task. Modify the task to make it easier

Task may not be stimulating, it lacks the sensory feedback the young person seeks and is therefore boring for the young person.

The young person lacks self-confidence and doesn’t believe he can complete the task.

Learned task avoidance. The young person has learnt how to anticipate the task and how to react in order to avoid it.

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