Potential signsPotential impactStrategies to assist with learning
Fussy, picky eatersReduced variety of foods eatenInvolve children in food activities but remove pressure to try/taste products
A dislike of strong oral stimulation such as brushing teethWeight lossAgree with the child which new foods they will try each week. Start with asking them to smell the foods and then move on at their pace to lick, taste and eat the food
Dislike strong tasteAvoidance of activities, such as going to the dentist or participating in group work where food and taste are involvedRemove pressures in lunch hall to eat what's put in front of them
Dislike certain food texture, such as soft or hard foodsAs with the vestibular sense, significant difficulties in this area require graded and specialised programmes by trained professionals