Re: Always hungry
Is your child able to follow routines well? if so, maybe creating a picture card routine scheduling in eating times. perhaps he feels that he needs to use his bowels and has worked out that eating does it? if you've looked into medical reasons for this habit (which it sounds like you have) then it is likely behavioral and you can look into that. i found when working with children and teenagers with autism eating was a big issue, as was related BM. using the bowels can become a stimulatory behavior and as mentioned already, this might be related to his food intake. just my opinion and experience but i hope it helps a little. you could also talk to a behavioral consultant specialising in autism and they may be able to give you some tips too. i found with one particular child that routine was crucial to his food intake and setting limits. we started scheduling in food times very regularly, close to his previous habits and then slowly reducing them and replacing these times with something positive, such as reading a book, going for a walk, leaf scruntching, playing with jelly, etc. good luck!