Authors: Gentry JA, Luiselli JK
Title: Treating a child’s selective eating through parent implemented feeding intervention in the home setting
Source: Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities 2008 20(1): 63-70
Year: 2008
Research Design: Single Case Design

Although many children with developmental disabilities have food selectivity, few studies have evaluated in-home parent training to address this feeding problem. In the present case, a parent learned to implement a multi-component feeding intervention with her child through home-based training provided by a consultant. Using a changing criterion evaluation design, the child's consumption of previously rejected foods increased during the two-phase intervention that combined antecedent and positive reinforcement procedures. The benefits of "natural context" parent training for the treatment of child-feeding problems are discussed. ©Springer

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