How our brain processes what we taste, chew, etc. for eating and speech development. Symptoms:
- Hypersensitive – also called Orally Defensive – gag easily when eating; eat limited variety of foods; resist having teeth brushed; may also have tactile defensiveness where they don’t want to get hands messy.
- Hyposensitive – excessive drooling; enjoy eating flavorful foods like spicy or sour things; stuff too much food in their mouths at one time; not notice food left on hands and/or face; chew on non-food objects frequently; may not chew food completely before swallowing.