Blog Banner
Related Categories: What is Autism?

Sensory Sensitivities -Taste

10th June 2014
Sensory Sensitivities -Taste

Chemical receptors in the tongue tell us about different tastes - sweet, sour, spicy and so on. People with an ASD may experience the following differences.


Likes very spicy foods.
Eats everything - soil, grass, Play-dough. This is known as pica.


Finds some flavours and foods too strong and overpowering because of very sensitive taste buds. Has a restricted diet.

Certain textures cause discomfort; some children will only eat smooth foods like mashed potatoes or ice-cream.
posted by Taalibah on 10th June 2014 - 0 comments


Write a comment
(required) - not published nor available to blogger
Blogs Disclaimer: The views expressed in these blogs are those of the author(s). The blog is monitored with set guidelines. Inapproproate content should be reported on our forums for the attention of our moderators.