Elizabeth - posted on 08/20/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )
My son is 11 years old and his whole life he has had a hard time with eating food in a normal period of time. It started when he was a baby. He refused finger foods and so wouldn't eat the chunkier baby foods at the normal time. He was on baby food, mostly pureed until he was 18 months and then after that he was very picky. I had to serve the same thing everyday. He was in early intervention and had a behavioral therapist and occupational therapist. Then he got in head start and though he has made improvements over the years where he will eat whatever is in front of him, but he eats them slowly. Last night I made pork steak and gave him a very small portion and it took him an hour. We have determined he chews too long before swallowing. He's seen a counselor, but it didn't really help. She said to set a limit and then thats it, but it didn't fix it. Anyone know what we can to get him to not be afraid of choking if he chews less?