Decreasing expulsions by a child with a feeding disorder: using a brush to present and re-present food.

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PubMed URL: 
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18189111
Author: 
Roscoe N
Author List: 
Girolami PA
Boscoe JH
Roscoe N
Journal: 
J Appl Behav Anal
PubMed ID: 
18189111
Pagination: 
749-53
Volume: 
40
Issue: 
4
Abstract: 
Previous research has demonstrated that extinction in the form of re-presentation of expelled bites is an effective intervention for treating food expulsion. The current study compared the effectiveness of re-presenting expulsions with a spoon to re-presenting with a Nuk brush for a 4-year-old boy with a feeding disorder. Fewer expulsions were observed when using the brush for re-presentation, and further reductions were observed when the brush was also used for initial presentations.
Published Date: 
January, 2007

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