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Treating Feeding Challenges in Autism. Critical Specialties in Treating Autism and other Behavioral Challenges

  • ID: 4081049
  • Book
  • May 2017
  • 144 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
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Treating Feeding Challenges in Autism: Turning the Tables on Mealtime distills existing research on feeding disorders treatment into the very best, most effective and most practical strategies for practitioners to implement with their clients who have autism and other developmental and behavioral disorders. The book focuses on the few but highly effective feeding treatment procedures that work in the large percentage of cases.

The book describes each procedure in practical, how-to language, with the goal of explaining how to implement them in the real-life settings in which practitioners actually work. The book includes a large variety of sample datasheets, intervention plans and graphs of sample data to serve as practical examples to guide clinicians through the process of selecting, implementing, analyzing and troubleshooting feeding interventions.

  • Summarizes the basic behavioral principles underlying feeding disorders
  • Discusses the origin and function of feeding disorders
  • Details the assessment of feeding disorders
  • Covers practical issues related to feeding environment
  • Lists materials needed for implementing feeding interventions
  • Explains how to transfer strategies and procedures from the practitioner to parents and caregivers
  • Includes sample datasheets, intervention plans and graphs of sample data

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1. Introduction 2. Medical and Behavioral Origins of Feeding Problems 3. Preparing for Meals 4. Treatment Components: Positive Reinforcement and Escape Extinction 5. Treatment Components: Antecedent Variables 6. Common Treatment Packages 7. Treatment Management 8. Caregiver Training and Follow-Up 9. Troubleshooting

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Tarbox, Jonathan
Jonathan Tarbox, PhD, BCBA-D, is the Program Director of the Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis program at the University of Southern California, as well as Director of Research at FirstSteps for Kids. Dr. Tarbox is the Editor of the journal Behavior Analysis in Practice and serves on the editorial boards of multiple scientific journals related to autism and behavior analysis. He has published four books on autism treatment and well over 70 peer-reviewed journal articles and chapters in scientific texts. His research focuses on behavioral interventions for teaching complex skills to individuals with autism, treatment of feeding disorders, and the application of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to applied behavior analysis.
Bermudez, Taira Lanagan
Taira Lanagan Bermudez, MS, BCBA, is the Director of Feeding Services and Clinical Program Director at FirstSteps for Kids. Ms. Bermudez is devoted to treatment evaluation, research, and the dissemination of behavior analysis, particularly related to behavioral feeding intervention. She regularly presents at autism and ABA conferences and is an author of several scientific papers and book chapters. Currently, she directly implements and supervises feeding intervention, as well as telehealth treatment and training of parents and professionals.
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