Sensory processing is a vital process that refers to the way our nervous system interprets our senses and turns them into a response. Since eating is one of the most sensory-rich activities, Sensory Processing Disorder can be a major contributor to a picky diet and even lead to other issues like nutrient deficiency, gastrointestinal issues, and blood sugar abnormalities.
Autism Speaks reports that “over half of children with autism – and possibly as many as four in five – have one or more chronic sleep problems”. Losing sleep not only impacts mood and behavior but also causes adverse effects on their social interaction, academic achievement, and well-being of the care-givers. Learn some tips to help your child sleep at night without the need of medications.
Are you looking for a natural approach to your child’s chronic constipation? Here I explain the options for natural treatments, biomedical testing, and lifestyle changes that can make a lasting impact on your child’s gut AND help us find the underlying problem, not just treat the symptoms.
For selective eaters, nutrition supplements can be vital for proper nutrition and development! However, many children that are selective eaters have a difficult time taking supplements. Learn 5 easy tips to help your child start taking nutrition supplements!
Casein, the protein in cow’s milk, can have a huge effect on children on the autism spectrum. Read more about the reasoning behind the diet, foods to eat and avoid, my favorite brands, and tips on becoming dairy-free for selective eaters.
It’s important to remember that like fingerprints, every individual with autism is completely different. What might work for one child on the autism spectrum may not work for another. Follow these 10 steps to help build your child’s individualized diet!