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ERIC Number: EJ1004494
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Feb
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
ISSN: ISSN-0198-7429
Increasing In-School Food Consumption of an Elementary Student with Emotional/Behavioral Disorders: A Case Study
Wood, Brenna K.; Flanagan, Timothy F.
Behavioral Disorders, v38 n2 p99-107 Feb 2013
Researchers conducted the present case study to address the immediate need of a student who consumed food at home and refused all food and liquids in her elementary school setting. In order to increase in-school food consumption, researchers developed a multicomponent treatment package that included antecedent adjustments (time and place food was offered), contingent reinforcement (access to highly preferred item following consumption of less preferred food item), and shaping procedures to adjust the weight of highly preferred and less preferred food items. Food consumption increased from 0% food consumed during baseline sessions to 100% of food items consumed during intervention sessions. Food consumption generalized to snack time and later to lunch. Follow-up data collected during three weeks postintervention demonstrated the student continued to consume her entire lunch during lunchtime. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A