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Watch How This Mom Curbs Her Son’s Messy Eating Habits

Numbers, numbers, numbers: they’re always on nine-year-old James’ mind. James — who loves numbers of all kinds — has hypergraphia compulsion, and he is also considered to be on the autism spectrum.

James’ love for numbers, however, has gotten in the way of his eating habits. His mother, Nancy, has found that his infatuation with writing with his right hand during meals has left him eating only with his left hand — leading to messy eating. From a social perspective, Nancy feels it’s time to get a handle on James’ eating habits.

Watch as they come up with a system to teach James the importance of eating with a spoon or fork, through a visual puzzle that rewards James for proper eating etiquette.

What do you think of this method? Let us know in the comments section!

Next in the Autism Real Look series: Food Allergies And Autism.

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