This is the ‘Dinner Winner Plate’ which I keep meaning to share with you all. Excellent for fussy eaters who like their food separate and need an incentive to finish their meal. Our local authority ‘Autism Advisor’ (who is a fountain of knowledge and utter God send) recommended it, and although it was a bit pricey on Amazon it has been worth it (My mum gave it as an Easter gift in the end). We fill the final pot with a reward for meals (buttons or coins or even a ‘token’ exchanged for dessert) which my son’s not so keen on. The small sections help me to remember what portion sizes are realistic, and he also enjoys the process of starting at one end and journeying to the end. An immediate visible reward is really helpful for High Functioning Autists to teach them a positive association with something they may not enjoy, and I don’t see it as bribery at all! We do it as adults for ourselves, so why not them?! What do you use to help with fussy eating?
Published by WildCityMum
I am a Believer and mum of our wonderfully creative and dynamic (highly functioning) but beautifully autistic school aged boy Levi and our crazy extroverted people person toddler Elsie. I'm a keen advocate of truly honest community parenting. I'm also the wife of a busy active shift worker, Andy. I'm passionate about Horticultural Therapy and Forest School for all, hoping to see many forms of outdoor therapy and learning increasingly accessible for everyone in the future. I spend my spare time (what spare time?) doing voluntary School Gardening at my sons ordinary local mainstream school. We're currently attempting to create a Sensory Garden on a shoe string. I do a bit of craft (not as well as I'd like) including some crochet which people have started paying me for (much to my surprise). I'm currently completing my training as a Lead Forest School Practitioner and balancing parenting my two kids alongside some outdoor therapy work in a local referral unit (or sorts). I'm keen to share conversations with you all on all of these things, and more. Join me on the journey as I dare greatly.