Our Research

The Pediatric Feeding Disorders Program at the Kennedy Krieger Institute is committed to publishing research on the care and treatment of children with feeding disorders. Our focus is on research that can be quickly transferred to clinical care, which ensures that the best and most effective treatments are used in our program. Recent research has dealt with the stress parents may feel when dealing with a feeding disorder and unique treatments to decrease specific types of feeding disorders.

Examples of our research publications and chapters include:

Yeung, K. A., Taylor, T., Scheimann, A., Carvalho, R., Reinhardt, E., Girolami, P., & Wood, R. (2015). The Prevalence of Food Allergies in Children Referred to a Multidisciplinary Feeding Program. Clin Pediatr (Phila), 54(11), 1081-1086.  doi:10.1177/0009922815593499

Rubio, E. K., Borrero, C. S.W., & Taylor, T. (2015). Use of a side-deposit procedure to increase consumption in children with food refusal. Behavioral Interventions. DOI:10.1002/bin.1404

Kozlowski, A. M., Taylor, T., González, M. & Girolami, P.A. (2015). Feeding disorders. In J.L. Matson & M.L. Matson (Eds.), Comorbid conditions in individuals with intellectual disabilities. New York: Springer.

González, M. L., et al. (2014). "Inappropriate mealtime behavior: The effects of noncontingent access to preferred tangibles on responding in functional analyses." Research in Developmental Disabilities 35(12): 3655-3664.

Borrero, C. S. W., Joseph Schlereth, G., Rubio, E. K., & Taylor, T. (2013). A comparison of two physical guidance procedures in the treatment of pediatric food refusal. Behavioral Interventions, 28(4), 261-280. doi: 10.1002/bin.1373

Gonzalez, M. L., Taylor, T., Borrero, C. S. W., & Sangkavasi, E. (2013). An individualized levels system to increase independent mealtime behavior in children with food refusal. Behavioral Interventions, 28(2), 143-157. doi: 10.1002/bin.1358

Pangborn, M. M., Borrero, C. S., & Borrero, J. C. (2013). Sequential application of caregiver training to implement pediatric feeding protocols. Behavioral Interventions, 28(2), 107-130. doi: 10.1002/bin.1356

Woods, J. N., Borrero, J. C., Laud, R. B., & Borrero, C. S. W. (2010). Descriptive analyses of pediatric food refusal: The structure of parental attention. Behavior Modification, 34, 35- 56.

Schuberth, L., Amirault, L., & Case-Smith, J. (2010). Feeding intervention. In Jane Case-Smith & Jane O'Brien (Eds.), Occupational Therapy for Children (6th ed., 446-474). St. Louis, MO: Mosby/Elsevier.

Borrero, C. S.W., Woods, J. N., Borrero, J. C., Masler, E. A., & Lesser, A D. (2010). Descriptive analyses of pediatric food refusal and acceptance. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 43, 71-88.

Girolami, K. M, Kahng, S, Hilker, K. A., & Girolami, P. A. (2009). Differential reinforcement of high rate beavhior to increase the pace of self-feeding. Behavioral Interventions, 24, 17- 22.

Laud, R. B., Girolami, P. A., Boscoe, J. H., & Gulotta, C. S. (2009). Treatment outcomes for severe feeding problems in children with autism spectrum disorder. Behavior Modification, 33, 520-536.

Greer, A. J., Gulotta, C. S., Masler, E. A., Laud, R. B. (2008). Caregiver Stress and Outcomes of Children with Pediatric Feeding Disorders Treated in an Intensive Interdisciplinary Program. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 33, 612-620.

Girolami, P. A., Boscoe, J. H., Roscoe, N. (2007). Decreasing expulsions by a child with a feeding disorder: Using a brush to present and re-present food. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 40, 749-753.


For a complete overview of our Feeding Disorder Program, please visit the Pediatric Feeding Disorders Program homepage.

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