Treating Food Approval-Seeking Behavior: One Bite at a Time

Treating Food Approval-Seeking Behavior: One Bite at a Time The prevalence of feeding problems in children with autism is high. The current investigation was a treatment of a unique presentation of food-related prompt dependence with a 6-year-old boy with autism who was reliant upon approval from adults for consumption of every bite of food. Instructions were used to establish independent eating, in which the number of bites specified in the instruction was systematically increased. Independent bites increased from a baseline level of 0.67% to a final phase level of almost 100%, and the instruction was faded to “eat your lunch”. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Behavior Analysis in Practice Springer Journals

Treating Food Approval-Seeking Behavior: One Bite at a Time

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Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2017 by Association for Behavior Analysis International
Subject
Psychology; Psychology, general
ISSN
1998-1929
eISSN
2196-8934
D.O.I.
10.1007/s40617-016-0170-8
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Abstract

The prevalence of feeding problems in children with autism is high. The current investigation was a treatment of a unique presentation of food-related prompt dependence with a 6-year-old boy with autism who was reliant upon approval from adults for consumption of every bite of food. Instructions were used to establish independent eating, in which the number of bites specified in the instruction was systematically increased. Independent bites increased from a baseline level of 0.67% to a final phase level of almost 100%, and the instruction was faded to “eat your lunch”.

Journal

Behavior Analysis in PracticeSpringer Journals

Published: Mar 29, 2017

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