Resistant Eater - SPD
Hi, I have just discovered through this website that my 5 year old has a Sensory Processing Disorder which noone has mentioned to me before. He is definitely a 'Resistant Eater' and it has become extremely hard for me to give him the correct nutritian he needs, plus it's driving me crazy in the kitchen! I am a very patient person and have been so for the past 5 years but feeding him is getting harder rather than easier and I am finding myself less patient as I am tired.
Can anyone help me? I need to find a specialist who understands this Disorder. He has undergone Speech Therapy and is currently having Occupational Therapy sessions for Low Muscle Tone, Balance and holding a pen. I now wonder whether all of these things are interelated? (ie speech, muscle tone and oral sensory issues).
We live in Sydney, in the Sutherland Shire. Do I need to see a Pediatrician, Speak to his OT teacher or see a Feeding Specialist? I'd really like to go straight to the source (specific specialist) rather than trying a few different professionals.
Thank you for your time.