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We homeschool our DD and decline therapy through the school system. She just turned 4 and has down syndrome. I would say developmentally she is close to 2 1/2.<br><br>
I am really growing concerned about eating issues. She only drinks water(a good thing), but her food choices are less than optimal. I try and look at what she eats over a week, but that really is still very limited. She self feeds yogurt, beans(in any kind of tomato sauce), rice, green beans( 1-2 ), grits, pudding, and ice cream. I can't really think of anything else right now that she likes to eat. Oh, chips and chocolate - how could I forget those two. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
Anyway, I am wondering how much of it is her developmental age and how much of it could be a sensory issue. I also worry about her getting enough nutrition. She nurses at night but at this point I don't really know how much or what she is getting.<br><br>
She isn't in any therapy right now. We do have a college student who is studying to be a speech therapist, but I haven't really asked her about eating stuff.<br><br>
If anyone has any ideas or could point me toward any books/websites I would love to hear. Thanks.
 

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My daughter had a feeding therapist for several months and the therapy really helped a lot. There's a good book called Child of Mine that has a lot of feeding tips for picky eaters. There's another one called Just Take a Bite.<br><br>
If you want to get her into feeding therapy, call your local Children's hospital and see if they can get her a feeding evaluation and possible feeding therapy if they think she needs it. Good luck!
 
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