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Treatment Outcomes for Severe Feeding Problems in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Authored by Laud, RB, Girolami PA, Boscoe JH, and Gulotta CS in Behavior Modification, Volume 33, Issue 5, p. 520-536, (2009).

Article summary (posted Jun 1, 2010):

Source: http://autism.healingthresholds.com

Children with autism who have feeding problems may be helped by an interdisciplinary feeding program.

Feeding problems are a pattern of eating that is not normal and causes social or health problems for the patient. The purpose of this study was to see if a feeding program was able to help 46 children with autism who had feeding problems. The children (aged 3 to 12 years) in the study received intense behavior therapy and oral motor therapy. The authors found the program to be a success based upon one follow-up data point for each child. While the program was able to help the children, the authors note that these children had severe feeding issues and were part of a feeding disorders program.

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