Children with Autism and Other Disabilities
Are you curious whether or not a change in diet might improve your child’s autistic behaviors but afraid to try it because of their already limited diet and sensitivity to textures and tastes? Are you already so overwhelmed with your child’s challenges that you can’t imagine adding one more thing to your already run away life?
Chapter seven of my book Could It Really Be Something They Ate? The Life Changing Impact of Addressing Food Sensitivities in Children offers information on the current research related to the potential impact of diet change in children on the autism spectrum. While many parents consider trying a gluten-free/dairy-free diet or the specific carbohydrate diet, the concept often feels overwhelming due to the limited food choices of many of these children. This chapter also helps parents assess the priorities in their already busy life and find ways to adjust their schedule to create time to alter the child’s diet. By completing the Evans Food Sensitivity Assessment Tool, parents will be able to accurately and quickly identify what food is the major offender in their child’s symptoms. Because all children are unique, the gluten/casein diet or the specific carbohydrate diet do not work for everyone. The individualized approach offered by the EFSAT offers a simpler, family friendly approach to successfully improve a child’s symptoms.