Son will not chew.
My 3 year old son will not chew his food at all and therefore can only eat semi or pureed food. He can be a very difficult and demanding child but also very loving, caring and helpful. He seems to be very intelligent and learns very quickly but chooses to deliberately give the wrong answers to questions. He was a late talker but seems to be on par with other children his age now.His doctor says he has "behavioural issues" because he can certainly be "naughty" when he chooses to be.
The chewing really worries me because every occupational,speech and health specialist we have seen look at us blankly or with disbelief when we explain his chewing problem. He had severe reflux from birth and would violently bring up almost everything he ate. This problem has largely been controlled with medication. He was diagnosed at 10 months with hypermelanosis of ito which has now been ruled out and with autism at 2years old which has also now been ruled out. These incorrect diagnosis' have caused us endless sleepless nights and anxiety.
Are there any professionals out there who are not quick to put a label on a child and actually study all aspects of the child before making hasty life changing diagnosis'. He displays some of the symptoms of SPD but I can not find any help topics on his chewing problem. Any suggestions on who can or how I can help him with his chewing?