Supporting sensory sensitivities could be the missing link preventing your child from eating well
Sensory challenges are frequently an underlying factor in picky eating.
If your child shows sensory sensitivities in other areas it’s probably something you are alert to.
However, even if there are no other classic signs of sensitivities, your child is probably experiencing some sensory challenges if they are:
- Concerned or refuse to eat because of small imperfections in food
- Refuse to sit at table or be near smells they don’t like
- Strong preference for certain textures (eg. crunchy/soft etc.)
- Strong preference for certain flavours or lack of flavour
- Strong preference for crunchy or chewy foods.
- Find it difficult to sit at the table or get up and down all the time
- Gag due to foods
These are just some of the signs that sensory sensitivities could be affecting your child’s ability to eat and there are many more…
If you are scanning the list and nodding, then this course is for you!
Support sensory sensitivities delivers 3 core outcomes
1. Understand why sensory processing challenges are an underlying factor
2. How to identify the sensitivities
3. Simple, gentle exercises to improve functioning
This is not about teaching your child to try food but working on the underlying challenges that may prevent them from doing so.
- Have you ever thought “this is more than just fussy eating?”
- Does your child seem to really struggle with certain textures?
- Have you seen absolute disgust when they see or smell or touch or taste something?
- Do they gag at the thought of a food?
- Or gag when they see, touch, smell, touch or taste something?
- Have they told you certain things feel awful?
- Do they refuse foods because there is a slight imperfection?
All of these are signs there are sensory sensitivities at play.
With AOTA accreditations in both sensory processing sensititivities and their specific impacts upon eating, I am well placed to help you unpack what is happening for your child and support you in finding solutions.
Ongoing learning is in my DNA, so I am consistently seeking knowledge that will enable me to better support parents of selective eaters to help their child eat widely and well.
I have long been fascinated by the way that sensory sensitivities can impact so dramatically on eating, so am delighted to finally be able to offer a course which addresses this specifically.
Your child not feeling uncomfortable seeing, touching, smelling or tasting a food is the goal!
When you book in for Support sensory sensitivities you will gain access to a comprehensive video taking you through the steps needed to help your child become less challenged in the sensory/food sphere.
Access in the comfort of your home.
Watch as many times as you like over a month and a half.
Download comprehensive worksheets to support your understanding, enable you to plan and to track progress.
Here's what you'll learn in the Confident Eater’s Support sensory sensitivities program
The powerful link between sensory processing and fussy eating
Warning signs/red flags for sensory/eating challenges
What sensory processing is
The eight senses affecting eating
What signs to look for in your child for each sense
Why not to avoid specific foods
Direct impacts of sensory sensitivities on eating
Indirect impacts of sensory challenges on eating
What you can do to help your child in general
Creating new connections
Strategies specifically designed to help your child with eating discomfort
How to desensitise the mouth
Exercises that target sensory sensitivities
How to make this work in your family