Feeding Problems in Children with Autism
[Source: The Journal of Early Intervention via Your Therapy Source]
Researchers have determined that there is a higher prevalence of feeding problems in children with autism over three years of age. The research has consistently found that more than 50% of children with ASD exhibit limited food acceptance. This can increase stress levels for families, in addition, to put children at risk for decreased intake of important minerals and vitamins.
The Journal of Early Intervention published research on the prevalence of feeding problems in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Chart reviews were completed to determine the prevalence of feeding problems in children below 3 years of age with ASD compared with those evaluated for non-ASD language delays (LD).