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Old November 13th, 2014, 11:40 AM
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Re: grandson not eating well

The occupation therapist that my son saw called it "oral defensiveness" - even touching his face near his mouth caused him anxiety. It was part of a larger issue called Sensory Integration Dysfunction, for which he received years of occupational therapy. Eventually my son was diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome. He is very high functioning, a sophomore computer science major in college, and most people would call him "normal but quirky."

But he still is terrified of the idea of biting in to tomato chunks.

I just wanted to bring the idea to the OP that sometimes there are bigger issues than a battle of wills over food. IMO, in the long run it is beneficial if meal time is a relaxed, shared family time and not a stressful fight over what gets eaten.
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