Picky eating is a common concern reported by parents. Picky eating can also be a serious issue when a child's diet is highly limited due to oral sensitivity.
Some signs of oral sensitivities can include:
- gagging easily when food or utensils are in or near the mouth
- avoiding food smells or tastes that are a typical part of other children's diets
- eating foods of one or few tastes/ temperatures/ textures
- being considered a "picky eater"
If you are concerned about your child's diet, nutrition and eating, consider a formal evaluation with an occupational therapist, a speech therapist and/or a dietitian at Child and Family Development. Members of our pediatric therapy team have special training and expertise.