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?
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I am, primarily a Christian. I am also the 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 about truly honest community parenting. I'm truly passionate about Horticultural Therapy, hoping to see it prescribed by the NHS increasingly in the coming years. I spend my spare time (what spare time?) doing voluntary School Gardening at my sons mainstream school down the road. I'm completing my training this year as a Lead Forest School Practitioner with FSE. I'm the wife to a busy active shift worker, Andy. 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 keen to share conversations with you all on all of these things, and more. Join me on the journey as I dare greatly.