Can't Eat, Won't Eat: Dietary Difficulties and Autistic by Brenda Legge

By Brenda Legge

Checking out that your baby has Asperger Syndrome may be devastating sufficient, but if you find that she or he will not devour 99.9 according to cent of all food and drinks within the identified universe, the thrill quite begins. This was once the location the writer chanced on herself in a decade in the past whilst her son first took a dislike to take advantage of, after which to almost another substance she tried to feed him. Her e-book was once written to reassure different mom and dad that there are various humans available in the market within the related boat, and to signify sensible equipment of facing the matter. in addition to drawing on her personal event, the writer has spoken to folks, teenagers, and pros with first-hand wisdom of nutritional problems, and their recommendation and reviews shape a key a part of the booklet.

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If not, the food may well end up in the bin. Similarly, if there is a fragment of food or speck of dirt on the tablecloth or his tablemat, he cannot eat until it has been removed. Since we have no control over eating arrangements at school, and since most schoolchildren have a morbid fascination with making rude noises and creating a mess, we are no longer surprised when we discover an unopened bag of crisps or an untouched bar of chocolate in Harry’s lunchbox. IMPROVEMENTS AND SETBACKS 31 The future There’s a school of thought that says children will magically grow out of their food fads and be following a normal diet when they attain a certain age.

If we’re believed, eating is resumed. If not, the food may well end up in the bin. Similarly, if there is a fragment of food or speck of dirt on the tablecloth or his tablemat, he cannot eat until it has been removed. Since we have no control over eating arrangements at school, and since most schoolchildren have a morbid fascination with making rude noises and creating a mess, we are no longer surprised when we discover an unopened bag of crisps or an untouched bar of chocolate in Harry’s lunchbox.

Harry had to select a folded card from a box and follow the instructions to reach the end of the line, for example, ‘proceed to Victoria’, ‘miss a turn’ or ‘eat a grape and go to Carshalton Beeches’. Nowadays his main obsession is with Formula 1, so we could easily modify the rules to tie in with racing tracks around the world. Working with obsessions Many people believe that it’s not a good idea to encourage your autistic child’s obsessive interests. However, when you’ve exhausted every other avenue to get them to eat, I think it’s fully justifiable to home in on something that’s so intensely personal to them.

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