Just Take a Bite: Easy, Effective Answers to Food Aversions and Eating Challenges! by Lori Ernsperger, Tania Stegen-Hanson |, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Just Take a Bite: Easy, Effective Answers to Food Aversions and Eating Challenges!

Just Take a Bite: Easy, Effective Answers to Food Aversions and Eating Challenges!

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by Lori Ernsperger, Tania Stegen-Hanson
     
 

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Winner of an iParenting Media Award!
 
Is your child a "picky" eater or a full-fledged resistant eater? Does he or she eat only 3-20 foods, refusing all others? Eat from only one food group? Gag, tantrum, or become anxious if you introduce new foods? If so, you have a resistant eater. Learn the possible causes, when you need professional

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Winner of an iParenting Media Award!
 
Is your child a "picky" eater or a full-fledged resistant eater? Does he or she eat only 3-20 foods, refusing all others? Eat from only one food group? Gag, tantrum, or become anxious if you introduce new foods? If so, you have a resistant eater. Learn the possible causes, when you need professional help, and how to deal with the behavior at home. Learn why "Don't play with your food!" and "Clean your plate!" - along with many other old saws - are just plain wrong. And who said you have to eat dessert last? Get ready to have some stereotypes shattered!

Helpful chapters include:

  • Who Are Resistant eaters?
  • Oral-Motor Development
  • Environmental and Behavioral Factors Contributing to Problems with Eating
  • Sensory-Based and Motor-Based Problems Affecting the Resistant Eater
  • Motor-Based Eating Problems vs. Sensory-Based Eating Problems
  • Designing and Implementing a Comprehensive Treatment Plan
  • Environmental Controls
  • Gastrointestinal, Physical and Oral-Motor Development
  • Stages of Sensory Development for Eating
  • A Recipe for Success

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"This talented team has a blockbuster book . . . as they offer a positive program to help those who are struggling at least three times a day with the serious problem of food aversion and food sensitivity."

Temple Grandin, Ph.D.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781932565126
Publisher:
Future Horizons, Inc.
Publication date:
01/28/2004
Pages:
236
Sales rank:
602,316
Product dimensions:
8.28(w) x 11.03(h) x 0.63(d)

What People are saying about this

From the Publisher

"This talented team has a blockbuster book . . . as they offer a positive program to help those who are struggling at least three times a day with the serious problem of food aversion and food sensitivity."

Temple Grandin, Ph.D.

“This book is wonderfully written for parents of children with eating challenges. It provides excellent descriptions and answers for parents and professionals on why some children have eating challenges and how to use different strategies to promote positive mealtime environments.”

Raquel Yumiaco, Speech and Language Pathologist.

 

“As a parent and a dietician, I found this book to be a great resource! There were many times in the past when I needed a resource such as this and could not find one. It is both thorough and easy to follow. I think this book will be a tremendous help to both parents and health care professionals.”

Anissa Gustafson, R.D., Registered Dietician
 

Meet the Author

Ernsperger has more than 17 years experience working in the public schools as a teacher, administrator and a behavioral consultant. She has had extensive training working with students who have behavior disorders, particularly those on the autism spectrum.

Stegen-Hanson has over 10 years experience in therapy, consultation and in-service training to school systems and private practices in South Africa and the USA. She is the owner of Achievement Therapy Center, a pediatric O.T. practice in Las Vegas, Nevada. She specializes in sensory integration therapy, oral-motor therapy, neuro-developmental therapy and feeding disorders.

Temple Grandin earned her Ph.D. in animal science from the University of Illinois, went on to become an associate professor at Colorado State University, and wrote two books on autism, including the seminal "Thinking in Pictures." One of the most celebrated — and effective — animal advocates on the planet, Grandin revolutionized animal movement systems and spearheaded reform of the quality of life for the world's agricultural animals.

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Just Take a Bite: Easy, Effective Answers to Food Aversions and Eating Challenges! 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book answers a lot of questions I had about why my child does not like to eat and does not eat well. It is written for parents and professionals with scenarios to help you understand the concepts of the book.
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Busy__Mom More than 1 year ago
My 2 year old is such a picky eater, and I tried several different approaches. When I saw this ParentsDigest summary in my inbox, I figured, "What the heck?" Thankfully this one gave me ideas that actually worked!