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ERIC Number: EJ931967
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 8
ISSN: ISSN-0021-8855
Sequential Treatment of a Feeding Problem Using a Pacifier and Flipped Spoon
Rivas, Kristi D.; Piazza, Cathleen C.; Kadey, Heather J.; Volkert, Valerie M.; Stewart, Victoria
Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, v44 n2 p387-391 Sum 2011
Parents may be reluctant to treat the feeding disorder of a chronically ill child who exhibits distressed behavior during feeding. In this study, we identified a child with chronic medical problems and a feeding disorder who cried during feedings. We introduced treatment components sequentially to address parental concerns about crying. First, we used a pacifier to reduce crying, and then we used a flipped spoon to increase mouth clean. The results showed that a sequential approach to treatment can be effective for children with complex medical and behavioral problems. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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