ORAL SENSORY DIET

ORAL SENSORY DIET

Children with sensory processing disorders and/or Autism, however, oral sensory input can play a particularly important role. Chewing throughout the day (especially during times of stress and/or anxiety) can help them clam, focus and specially self regulate.

What is Oral Sensory?

Some children struggle with processing and responding to the oral sensory information they encounter in everyday life. They may have a heightened sensitivity (hypersensitivity or -) to oral input, causing them to be resistant to oral sensory experience like trying new foods or brushing their teeth.

What is sensory diet?

A sensory diet is an action plan that provides personalised sensory input your child needs to study focused throughout the day. Once their brain is organised, they begin to reduce unwanted sensory seeking activities. They are able to regulate their emotions and improve their attention span.

Both oral-motor and oral-sensory problem are caused by problem with nerves.  Adults may develop their kind feeding problem after a stroke or head trauma. When child develop oral-motor and oral-sensory problem, the cause is lessclear some children may be born with nerves that function abnormally and may never have experienced a normal eating experienced a lot medical issue. Anything that interrupted normal eating at a critical development stage can have an impact.

There are some cretin sensitive period when a child’s brain is ready to learn new eating skills such as spoon feeding and solid table foods.  Introducing those skills for early or waiting too long can result in oral- motor and/or oral- sensory problem.

There are also be a behavioural component in addition to the physical problem. A child who frequently  vomitsmay develop an aversion to food.

 

What do you feed a child with Sensory issues?

Guidelines

  • Build in what child knows and accept.
  • Build on what the child knows&accepts.
  • Make very small changes as new foodsare introduced.
  • Build familiaritywith new sensations &new food through play.
  • Help children feel physically & emotionally safe with textured food.
  • Build acceptance through gradual repeated exposure to the food.
  • Build interest and involvement with food with meal time preparation.
  • Other food with high nutritional value.
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