For most children, eating is a routine part of each day. Children with ASD and other developmental difficulties may experience feeding issues that go beyond common pickiness. The complexity of these challenges can create stress not only for the child, but for the entire family. A child’s eating behaviors can also have a significant impact on their quality of life in terms of dietary intake, nutritional status, and growth.
TYAP offers individualized feeding programs supervised by a licensed speech pathologist. We understand the intricacies involved with feeding a child with ASD that may include:
- food allergies,
- gastrointestinal issues,
- oral motor issues, and
- swallowing issues.