A Brand New Discovery

by Kael

My mom always told me that I worked a little differently. My tastes were strange, said I was just being picky when I wouldn't eat certain foods for the "texture," or when I would rock back and forth without noticing it. But reading this, I'm learning there might be a REASON behind my strange quirks. It's comforting to know I'm not just WEIRD.

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Jul 22, 2012
by: Anonymous

There are reasons why most people work how they do. Its a shame many things weren't picked up on in recent years.

Its very common for people with sensory issues to have food 'groups' they prefer. Texture is one at the top of the list. I have been quick to point out to people that a 'picky eater' is not the same as a 'problem feeder'. Picky eaters are people who choose not to have something simply because they just don't like or want it. Problem feeders can't have a certain food because it completely disagrees with them, to the point where some dry heave when trying a certain food.

These could be foods such as strawberries, tomatoes, tapioca, jello, steak, and different sauces may taste too 'strong' in flavor, as can cheeses.

Strawberries and tomatoes often have too much acid in them, so while some people can have them, others find them too acidic. If the texture of these isn't the problem, adding a little sprinkle of sugar over the fruit can reduce the acidity of the produce.

Rocking I believe can indicate Aspergers, though I would research that a little. My child never rocked and is at the high functioning end - Sensory Processing Disorder, so its a little different to Aspergers.


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