Sensory Processing Disorder comes in many shapes and forms. Gustatory Sensory Processing Disorder refers to a heightened or decreased sensitivity to eating or sense of taste.
10 signs of oral hypersensitivity to look for.
Your child may:
- Be sensitive to hot and cold foods,
- Often gag on food textures,
- Dislike the taste of toothpaste,
- Prefers bland plain food,
- Be anxious to go to the dentist,
- Avoid certain food textures,
- Dislike brushing their teeth,
- Refuse new foods,
- Have difficulty chewing, and
- Prefer pureed foods.
Next week, I'll discuss Hyposensitivity Gustatory Sensory Processing Disorder. There are two types of Gustatory Sensory Processing Disorder: Hypersensitivity and Hypersensitivity to oral stimuli.