Understanding and approaching feeding disorders in children with autism

Pediatric feeding disorders are common in children with autism, and medical issues associated with these disorders could be overlooked due to underlying behavioral, communication and sensory challenges, according to a presentation at the International Pediatric Feeding Disorder Conference.
Feeding Matters — an advocacy organization for pediatric feeding disorders (PFDs) — defines PFD as “impaired oral intake that is not age-appropriate, and is associated with medical, nutritional, feeding skill, and/or psychosocial dysfunction.”
“Dysfunction in one domain can

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