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    Default Sensory Processing Disorder and food?

    My 3 year old DD was diagnosed with SPD last week so I don't know much about it yet and will find out more at OT tomorrow. Anyways I'm finding there's a link between her behavior and eating? Has anyone else noticed this? Is it SPD related or could she not actually have SPD and it's something to do with food?

    Example of how she is; She'll wake and have breakfast will be fine, come 2 hours later and melt downs will start, she'll eat and go back to her happy self plus focus more.Repeat this all day and that's our day.

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    Does she tell you she is hungry?
    My youngest has autism, 4 this month, and doesn't know how to tell me, or doesn't recognise when he is hungry. His behaviour gets worse, then ill feed him and he is happier.
    I just need to stay on top of it and offer him food regularly.
    2 hours is a long time for a little body to go without food.

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    Hmm my boy has spd and autism and he is a constant drinker (drinks ample litres a day) if he doesn't get a drink he loses self control and becomes a nightmare.

    I dont know what it stems from, we are in the investigation side of things now to rule out medical.

    Your OT should be able to answer some of your questions??


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    I didn't think 2 hours is long at all?
    She will have breakfast at 7am
    Morning tea at 930am
    Lunch around noon
    Arvo 200pm
    Snack at 330pm
    And dinner from 530pm

    She knows how to talk and ask for things but at these times she will only throw tantrums and not actually ask and I've only put both things together realizing today.

    Zombie I hope you can get some answers on the excessive drinking.

    Will ask the OT all my questions tomorrow.

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    My kids aren't big eaters at all, but I found with all 3 of them at that age 2 hours was a long time during growth spurts.
    It might just be that she likes the chewing. The OT should be able to work out if that's it. A chew tube or some chewlery could help.
    My 8 yr old is also on the spectrum and has a lot of sensory issues and it can be really hard trying to figure it out sometimes.
    Good luck with the OT! Xx

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