Which feeding barriers compromise how children with autism spectrum disorders feed?

Inês Tello-Rodrigues, speech therapist, researcher in Cognitive Neurosciences, is co-author of a systematic review about feeding problems in children with autism spectrum disorders’, which was published last May 20 in the Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing.

From the 45 eligible articles for the analysis, it was possible to conclude that feeding problems are mainly associated to food selectivity and food refusal, behavioural mealtime problems, fear of trying new food (food neophobia) and oral-motor impairment.

From all the studies, 37 focused on the food selectivity and refusal and from these, 8 reveal to compromise the suitable nutritional intake and 8 contribute to some anthropometrics deviations.

Read the full article: https://www.tandfonline.com/…/10…/2050571X.2022.2078133