Welcome to part 2 of my series on the Sensory Oral Sequential (SOS) Approach to Feeding. In this post, we’re going to take a look at the differences between a picky eater and a problem feeder.
Part of being a toddler is going through a picky eating phase. This picky eating phase is part of typical child development and in most cases, it will end. However, there are times when it’s more than picky eating and you may have a child with feeding difficulties (i.e. a problem feeder).
An integral part of utilizing the SOS Approach to Feeding is understanding if the child is a picky eater or a problem feeder. The SOS approach can be utilized with both types of feeding issues, but how it is approached may be a bit different based on whether or not the child is a picky eater or a problem feeder.
The chart below describes some of the differences between a picky eater and a problem feeder.
If you have any questions or concerns about whether your child is a picky eater or a problem feeder, feel free to contact me. I’m happy to talk things through with you.