My 2 year old daughter recently got diagnosed with a developmental delay and being on the autism spectrum. Since a few months old when I began trying to feed her solids, she would always gag and throw up. When she would cry too much, or laugh too much she would vomit.
When we started taking her to doctors last year they told us she had a hyper sensitive gag reflex and we need to desensitize it.
We’ve been doing OT for months, no changes. She’s very picky, she will only try things on her time but in the event that she does actually eat anything other than yogurt or pudding, she chews and spits it out before swallowing or it goes too far back and she immediately throws up. There’s absolutely no way she can swallow textured foods. She mainly survives off of bottles of milk. How can we help her to progress to solid food?