As Thanksgiving approaches, our thoughts are often filled with savory memories from our youth of family get-togethers and holiday recipes that make us feel right at home. If you have a child with sensory issues surrounding foods, do you wonder how they will look back on their youth and this time of year? As they grow up, will the holiday season bring memories of fights, meltdowns and just overall unhappiness?? I’m certain you do not wish that for your child, and as such you may be feeling mounting stress as this food-focused holiday looms.
A quick Google search showed me that there are many articles out there recommending ways to help your picky eaters overcome their “selective eating” or “food aversions”. Strategies like keeping a cavalier attitude about it all, eating the food yourself, first, in front of the child, modifying the eating behaviors of the entire family, raw vs. cooked presentations, arranging the food into shapes and faces, and so on. Yet, for children with true sensory processing issues, most of those strategies simply do not work.
Well for those of you out there who have tired everything, from a feeding therapist to sensory integration therapy, and your child still gags at the sight or smell of certain foods I have fantastic news! Microcurrent therapy lessens the intensity of ALL sensory aversions. All of the patients I have treated who have sensory processing issues showed decreased sensory sensitivity as a result of this treatment! These kids began tasting and eating new foods, and even some of the most sensitive eaters changed their entire diet. A patient who could not / would not eat meat of any kind, started -not just eating, but asking for- meals like beef tacos, fried chicken and ribs! Her parents were shocked, yet so excited for this change in their daughter’s eating habits.
As if that isn’t exciting enough, other sensory aversions decreased in intensity also! Aversions to things like public bathrooms, theme parks and rollercoasters, fabric textures, teeth brushing, swimming pools, and so on!
Call us and start your child on the road to sensory recovery today! Even if you are outside of San Diego County, we can help you locate a Microcurrent therapy provider in your area. www.microcurrent4kids.com
** The numbers don’t lie** The patients we have seen with serious sensory aversions, have all improved their sensory scores on the ATEC by 30% – 50%. Here are a few actual patient scores, after 3 months of microcurrent treatment: (the lower the score the better)
- 9/36 to 0/36
- 16/36 to 2/36
- 18/36 to 6/36
- 19/36 to 2/36
- 22/36 to 7/36