Oral Fixation And Autism
Does your autistic child have a habit of chewing or biting on their shirts and toys? Is your child frequently caught putting their fingers in their mouth? There’s a great solution to this problem! The solution involves directing this oral fixation towards objects that are meant to be chewed. It’s something needs to be addressed since oral fixation and autism frequently go hand in hand.
Life with autism requires the tools and the know-how to get through the average day. When dealing with oral fixations there are many options available for addressing the behavior; it’s a matter of knowing where to look. First, let’s see what sensory chewing disorder really is, and why it’s better to accommodate this need for anyone with an oral fixation disorder.
Where Does The Oral Fixation Come From?
Sensory Chewing Disorders are very common among those autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Oral fixation, a STIMMING behavior (Short for self stimulation), acts as a calming mechanism…