Treatment outcomes for severe feeding problems in children with autism spectrum disorder.

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PubMed URL: 
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19748900
Author: 
Gulotta CS
Author List: 
Laud RB
Girolami PA
Boscoe JH
Gulotta CS
Journal: 
Behav Modif
PubMed ID: 
19748900
Pagination: 
520-36
Volume: 
33
Issue: 
5
Abstract: 
There is abundant research to support that children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) exhibit challenging feeding behaviors. Despite increase in empirical evidence supporting the role of behavior analysis in treating severe feeding problems, evaluation of the short- and long-term effects of these treatments for a large group of children with ASD is warranted. The purpose of the current study was to evaluate treatment outcomes of an interdisciplinary feeding program for 46 children with ASD. A retrospective chart analysis indicated these children were treated successfully overall and follow-up data suggest gains were maintained following discharge from the program.
Published Date: 
September, 2009

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