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ERIC Number: EJ1148262
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Aug
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
Using Shaping to Increase Foods Consumed by Children with Autism
Hodges, Abby; Davis, Tonya; Crandall, Madison; Phipps, Laura; Weston, Regan
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v47 n8 p2471-2479 Aug 2017
The current study used differential reinforcement and shaping to increase the variety of foods accepted by children with autism who demonstrated significant feeding inflexibility. Participants were introduced to four new food items via a hierarchical exposure, which involved systematically increasing the desired response with the food item. Level of food consumption was evaluated using a combined multiple baseline plus changing criterion design. Following intervention, all participants accepted all foods targeted, expanding upon the number of foods consumed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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