Behavioral training for pill-swallowing difficulties in young children with autistic disorder.

TitleBehavioral training for pill-swallowing difficulties in young children with autistic disorder.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2004
AuthorsGhuman JK, Cataldo MD, Beck MH, Slifer KJ
JournalJournal of child and adolescent psychopharmacology
Volume14
Issue4
Pagination601-11
Date Published2004 Winter
Abstract

Difficulty with swallowing pills is a common problem, leading to noncompliance with treatment recommendations. Many young children with autistic disorder (AD) who also show comorbid symptoms associated with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have difficulty swallowing pills. This pilot study describes our experience in teaching pill-swallowing skills to 4 children with AD who also had comorbid symptoms associated with ADHD.

Alternate JournalJ Child Adolesc Psychopharmacol