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Parents Q&A – How to get your child to eat different food

Parent’s concern: My daughter is a picky and slow eater. She only eats things she likes and when she eats anything she hates (green vegetable) she will puke it out. Very hard to deal with, anything I can do to make her eat more different things?
Picky eating is a common problem among children with ASD. Children with ASD usually have strong preferences in their dieting and will go very stern on refusing eating the food that they dislike. Take a look at the below clip and see how to get your child to eat different food.

Suggestion provided by Toby Mountjoy.
Mr. Toby Mountjoy is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and holds a Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis. With over 20 years of experience working with individuals with ASD, he has been extensively trained by Dr. Ronald Leaf, Dr. Mitchell Taubman and Dr. John McEachin. Besides overseeing the Autism Partnership operation in Hong Kong, Korea, Philippines and Singapore with over 100 staff, including psychologists, consultants and therapists, he has also provided consultations to school districts, agencies, and families worldwide. Mr. Mountjoy has also contributed chapters to publications such as “Sense & Nonsense” and “It’s Time for School”. In 2007, he founded the charitable Autism Partnership Foundation and AP School to offer more services for children with Autism.

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