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ERIC Number: EJ882719
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
ISSN: ISSN-0748-8491
Parent-Implemented Procedural Modification of Escape Extinction in the Treatment of Food Selectivity in a Young Child with Autism
Tarbox, Jonathan; Schiff, Averil; Najdowski, Adel C.
Education and Treatment of Children, v33 n3 p223-234 2010
Fool selectivity is characterized by the consumption of an inadequate variety of foods. The effectiveness of behavioral treatment procedures, particularly nonremoval of the spoon, is well validated by research. The role of parents in the treatment of feeding disorders and the feasibility of behavioral procedures for parent implementation in the home has not been investigated extensively. In this study, a procedural variation of escape extinction was used to treat the food selectivity of a young child with autism. Treatment occurred in the child's home and all procedures were implemented by his mother. At the conclusion of treatment, the child independently consumed all foods presented in regular family meals within an appropriate time period. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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