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ERIC Number: EJ941689
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
ISSN: ISSN-0021-8855
Chin Prompt Plus Re-Presentation as Treatment for Expulsion in Children with Feeding Disorders
Wilkins, Jonathan W.; Piazza, Cathleen C.; Groff, Rebecca A.; Vaz, Petula C. M.
Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, v44 n3 p513-522 Fall 2011
Expulsion (spitting out food) is a problem behavior observed in many children with feeding disorders. In the current investigation, we identified 4 children diagnosed with a feeding disorder who exhibited high rates of expulsion. Treatment with re-presentation (placing expelled liquids or solids back into the child's mouth) was not effective in reducing expulsion. Therefore, we added a chin-prompt procedure (the feeder applied gentle upward pressure to the child's chin and lower lip) for the initial presentation and the re-presentation. Chin prompt plus re-presentation resulted in low rates of expulsion for all 4 children. The results are discussed in terms of the potential underlying mechanisms behind the effectiveness of the chin-prompt procedure. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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