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ERIC Number: EJ1169034
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Feb
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
Sensory Sensitivity and Food Selectivity in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Chistol, Liem T.; Bandini, Linda G.; Must, Aviva; Phillips, Sarah; Cermak, Sharon A.; Curtin, Carol
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v48 n2 p583-591 Feb 2018
Few studies have compared atypical sensory characteristics and food selectivity between children with and without autism spectrum disorder (ASD). We compared oral sensory processing between children with (n = 53) and without ASD (n = 58), ages 3-11 years. We also examined the relationships between atypical oral sensory processing, food selectivity, and fruit/vegetable consumption in children with ASD. We found that more children with ASD presented with atypical sensory processing than children without ASD. Among children with ASD, those with atypical oral sensory sensitivity refused more foods and ate fewer vegetables than those with typical oral sensory sensitivity. The findings suggest that efforts to address food selectivity in children with ASD may be enhanced by including strategies that address oral sensory processing.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) (NIH); Health Resources and Services Administration (DHHS), Maternal and Child Health Bureau; National Institutes of Health (DHHS)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: R21HD04898901A2; UA3MC257350100; 2P30HD00414733A2; P30DK046200