Therapy Assistance Support Training and Exercises for Children's Eating

TASTE: Where every bite is a triumph!

The TASTE program – a comprehensive solution designed to empower children to overcome feeding challenges and embrace a life filled with nourishment and joy.

At TASTE, we understand the significance of addressing feeding issues not only for a child's physical health but also for their overall well-being. Our program is crafted with a clear and concise vision to help children thrive.

Helping children with feeding disorders savour the flavours of a healthier future

According to recent research, feeding problems are observed in 25% of all children, 80% of children with developmental disorders, and potentially as high as 90% in those diagnosed with autism.

At 1SpecialPlace, we are committed to making a difference in the lives of children. Our feeding intervention program, T.A.S.T.E., is a testament to this commitment. We recognize the critical importance of addressing feeding challenges in children.

Multidisciplinary Online Program designed by Feeding experts

Through TASTE, we provide a comprehensive approach, incorporating oral motor therapy, sensory motor therapy, dietary guidance, exercises, and unwavering support. We believe that by addressing these challenges, we empower children to enjoy a nourishing and fulfilling life.

Mon - Sat
10:00 - 17:30
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feeding program

Program Overview

  • Oral Motor Therapy: Enhancing muscle coordination for safer swallowing and chewing.
  • Sensory Motor Therapy: Overcoming food sensitivities and aversions.
  • Dietary Guidance: Tailored nutrition plans for balanced eating.
  • Emotional Support: Fostering a positive emotional relationship with food.

Our Impact

50+ Countries Served

10+ Languages Served

25,000+ Families Served

100+ Caregivers Employed

Our Approach


Progressive Exposure

Gradual introduction of food textures and flavors for desensitization and positive food experiences.

Empowerment Education

Experience great ways for improved emotional control, reduced anxiety and better management of speech.

Skill Integration

Encouraging the application of learned skills in daily routines for sustained progress.

Collaborative Care

Interdisciplinary teamwork in creating comprehensive care plans for holistic intervention.

Why is this program so important?

  • Mealtime stress & Anxiety : Parents often experience stress and tension during mealtimes, leading to daily battles.
  • Emotional Toll : Feeding issues can emotionally burden parents and families, fostering guilt, helplessness, and exhaustion.
  • Limited Food Variety & Compromised Nutrition: Feeding challenges can result in a limited diet and concerns about a child's nutrition and growth.
  • Social Isolation & Stigmatization: Families may feel isolated and stigmatized in social situations, making it hard to participate in normal activities.

Team of Experts

  1. Speech Language Therapists : Our SLTs specialists facilitate safe swallowing for children with feeding challenges. They also help children develop a positive relationship with food, addressing aversions and sensitivities.

  1. Occupational Therapist: Our OT specialists promote sensory and motor skills development, enhancing coordination for improved mealtimes.

  2. Dietitian: Our dietitians are nutrition experts, who collaborate with families to create personalized meal plans that cater to a child's dietary needs and preferences.

Why is my special needs child hypersensitive

special needs child hypersensitive

Every autistic child is unique, and there can be various reasons why they may be hypersensitive to different textures of food. Hypersensitivity to food textures is often associated with a condition called sensory processing disorder (SPD) or sensory sensitivity

Practical Tips for Dealing with Food Aversion

Practical Tips for Dealing with Food

Food is not just a source of nourishment; it’s often deeply intertwined with our cultural, social, and emotional lives. However, for autistic children, the experience of eating can be challenging due to food aversions and texture sensitivities.

At home ideas for oral sensory seekers

oral sensory seekers

Activities for oral sensory seekers, A sensory processing disorder exists when the sensory information is not processed correctly by the nervous system. In such cases, the sensory information may either not be detected or may not be organized into appropriate information.


1SpecialPlace’s feeding program for children



The TASTE Program by 1SpecialPlace, short for Therapy, Assistance, Support, Training, and Exercises, is a comprehensive feeding program for children with feeding disorders. It involves a multidisciplinary approach, incorporating the expertise of Speech Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Dietitians, and other specialists to address the unique needs of each child.
The TASTE Program stands out for its progressive exposure approach, personalized assistance, and emphasis on family empowerment. We believe in not only addressing immediate challenges but also equipping families with the knowledge and skills for sustained progress.
Yes, the TASTE Program is designed to cater to children of various age groups who experience feeding disorders. Our approach is adaptable to the developmental stages and unique needs of each child, ensuring a tailored and effective intervention.
Families play a crucial role in the TASTE Program. We provide ongoing support through educational resources, counseling, and skill reinforcement exercises that can be integrated into daily routines. Our aim is to create a collaborative and supportive environment for both the child and their family.
The duration of the TASTE Program varies based on the individual needs of each child. While we prioritize progress, the program is designed for sustainable, long-term results. Families can expect improved feeding habits, increased comfort with various food textures, and a positive impact on the overall well-being of the child.
The TASTE Program offers the convenience of teletherapy sessions, allowing families to participate from the comfort of their homes. Our virtual sessions utilize interactive technologies, enabling our multidisciplinary team to engage with children and provide personalized assistance and support remotely. This approach ensures accessibility and flexibility while maintaining the effectiveness of the program.
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Founder's Note: "Join us in reshaping the narrative for children facing feeding challenges. With T.A.S.T.E., you're not just investing in a program; you're investing in the joy of eating, the strength of growth, and the promise of a healthier, more fulfilling future for every child."


Pratiksha Gupta

M.S. (London) Founder & CEO 1SpecialPlace Speech Language Therapist & Audiologist Gold Medallist