Hi! I have a patient with Down Syndrome. Current concern is regarding the child’s feeding participation. The child starts to eat solid food again but recently, she was diagnosed with esophagitis and her pediatrician advised to stop the intake of solid food and go back to giving soft-textured food. I currently have difficulty in helping the child eat soft food as she has tactile defensiveness and she is aversive to playdoh and other soft-textured things and playing with food seems to be a problem also. However, when her home school teacher tries to give the soft-textured food during snacktime, the child is able to eat about 5 spoonfuls of it. And I’m wondering if this is a sensory issue or a behavioral issue?
Thank you so much for your responding!