Oral Hypo/Hypersensitivity

Oral Hypo/Hypersensitivity

Children with oral hyposensitivity may overstuff their mouths during meal times. Treatment for these children may include ensuring food given to them has the appropriate sensory properties. At times, these children may have other reasons for hyposensitivity, and that will need to be address in conjunction to altering food presentation.

Children with hypersensitivity maybe very selective and sensitive to certain textures or tastes of food. Fussy eaters and/or problem feeders have a risk of being hypersensitive in their mouths. The Speech Therapists will use a myriad of approaches to help desensitise and for the child to accept various textures of tastes, through play or via behavioural methods.

Feeding & Swallowing Speech & Language
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