ERIC Number: ED242179
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Approaches for Dealing with the Anorexic Infant and Toddler.
The paper describes interventions which can be used by parents of infants or toddlers with feeding problems. General considerations center on the critical nature of food intake, the importance of controlling events associated with feeding, and the reinforcing nature of certain adults. The paper suggests the need for selecting interventions which do not allow the child to escape the demand of eating and do not make the feeding process aversive. Three general approaches are advocated: (1) using continued demand, (2) making the eating process fun, and (3) using rewarding substances to shape appropriate eating. Frequently the approaches can be combined in an effort to teach healthy eating habits, thereby preventing more radical medical interventions. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Montana Symposium on Early Education and the Exceptional Child (4th, Billings, MT, April 27-29, 1983); see EC 162 142.