Sensory disorders in children; Children with disabilities--Care; Children with disabilities--Services for--United States; Parents of children with disabilities; Medical personnel--caregiver relationships; Caregivers--Family relationships--United States; Children with disabilities--Home care; Nutrition
Sensory processing challenges in children can have adverse effects on their ability to eat. These children may experience food temperatures, flavors and textures more intensely, causing them to have an aversion to many food types, which can potentially lead to the inability to get proper nutrition. In observing feeding therapy at Cascade Children’s Therapy (CCT), it was discovered that the therapists would benefit from a book to efficiently assign home treatment programs to these children with sensory processing challenges as an adjunct to in-clinic intervention. However, the home treatment programs needed to be playful in order to enhance adherence to the program. Eat, Play, Love is a book created for CCT containing 20 sensory-rich, playful food games and crafts from which therapists can efficiently reproduce, and assign to children and their caregivers as a home treatment program. This feeding activity book aims to improve food tolerance, and to increase food repertoire.
Lucretia Berg, MSOT, OTR/L
Tatiana Kaminsky, PhD, OTR/L
Date of Completion
Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT)
Date of Award
University of Puget Sound