Some children react negatively to the introduction to new textures of food and are extremely picky. Other children always seek out things to chew including his or her fingers, hands, and other non-food objects. A child could be overly sensitive to flavors, decreasing his or her willingness to try new foods, or may be under sensitive to taste, requiring high flavor, spice, or seasoning in order to experience a flavor.
The following activities are helpful to those children experiencing Sensory Processing Disorder related to oral sensory function. As always, you should discuss this with your healthcare professional and choose activities that are most appropriate for your child’s specific needs.