Fun with Food!

Welcome to Fun with Food! This site was designed to help parents and caregivers find, share and ask about fun foods for your selective toddler!

As a speech-language pathologist specializing in pediatric feeding and swallowing disorders, I encounter many children who have experienced negative associations surrounding food. These children often have accompanying oral motor feeding difficulties and sensory processing difficulties--making eating a very stressful experience instead of an enjoyable one.

This website will hopefully serve as an "idea place" for meals as well as questions and support from other parents and caregivers. Enjoy!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

"Sensory Processing Issues Explained"

Here is a wonderful article explaining the complexity of children with Sensory Processing Disorder.

"It's like a traffic jam in your head, with conflicting signals quickly coming from all directions, so that you don't know how to make sense of it all."

"What parents often notice first is odd behaviors and wild mood swings, strange at best, upsetting at worst. Often it's an outsized reaction to a change in environment—a radical, inexplicable shift in the child's behavior."