Sensory Differences and Mealtime Behaviors in Children with Autism
Overview: Research study results describing sensory differences in autistic children and the impact on the self care task of eating will be reviewed. Implications for children, families and therapists will be discussed and strategy suggestions will be provided.
Learning Objectives: Participants will:
Understand the various theoretical perspectives of eating behaviors in children with autism;
Understand the differences of sensory processing and eating behaviors between children with autism and children who are developing typicallys;
Participants will be provided with various sensory strategies useful to enhance mealtime success for children with autism both at home and school.
Location: Therapro Showroom 225 Arlington St Framingham, MA 01702