Introducing New Textures in Feeding Therapy

Age Group: /
Resouce Types:

Texture Approximations:

  • Start with a food they will tolerate in the texture they will tolerate
  • Gradually change the texture to what you want it to be (start with watered down version and VERY slowly present the same taste with less liquid)

Use Helper Foods:

  • Add a new food to a food that the child already likes (dipping a preferred food lightly into a food with a different texture)

Alter the Environment:

  • Create the most comfortable, calm environment possible
  • Remove extra people and distractions

Food Exploration:

  • Try exploring that new texture without tasting it (use hands)