There was this old commercial for Tootsie Pops where the boy asked the wise old owl, “How many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop?” The wise old owl says, “Let’s find out,” and proceeds to unwrap, lick three times, and bite it off swallowing whole. He then says, “Three.”
My son is the exact opposite. He won’t bite off: sandwich, burger, pop tart, anything. So they started a new program with him in ABA called “bite off”. Torturous as it is, he must eat – GET THIS – an Oreo… double-stuff, no less, by biting off a piece. This is how program implementation went:
One Oreo, people! One. I think that was 27 bites. But, hey, he did it!