08 July 2016
Strategies for a Successful Mealtime
Strategies for a successful mealtime offers parents, caregivers, and teachers help and hope for making mealtimes more successful for children on the autism spectrum with eating difficulties. Written by a speech/language pathologist with almost four decades of experience working with children with a variety of disabilities, this 132-page book details a program that can help children with a sensory-motor disorder overcome their aversions to the use of utensils and textures of foods.
The book covers typical feeding development from birth along with the oral movement components that make feeding possible and causes for concern at each stage of development. It then goes on to discuss how the senses are involved with feeding and introduces activities or play that can help desensitize children to the process of eating. A chapter on creating your child's treatment plan and one on sensory activities to do in the home or school precedes the conclusion chapter. Further resources, appendices, and a glossary of terms can be found at the end of the book.
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