Kansas Technical Assistance System Network (TASN)
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Tri-State Webinar: Picky Eaters: Facts and Interventions: Part 2 of 2

January 18, 2017 from 4:30 to 5:15 pm

A Picky eater is a broad term covering many food issues. Common feeding difficulties include mechanics of eating (holding utensils, etc.), swallowing, restricted food preference (types, texture, & presentation), eating too much, and eating too little. Ethical and legal issues regarding the implementation of feeding interventions in schools may vary across training, location, and experience and consulting with a team of experienced professionals (i.e. SLP, OT, dietician, medical doctor, psychologist, BCBA, etc.) is a critical component of the treatment plan. Research has shown that applied behavior analysis procedures such as antecedent interventions and escape extinction have been effective in treating feeding issues with students with Autism. This webinar will review types of eating issues, ethical issues related to treating feeding issues in schools, assessment procedures, and a review of evidence based practice to help with specific issues.

Learning objectives for this two-part series include:

1. Developing an understanding of types of eating issues with autism.

2. Recognizing ethical issues treating feeding issues in schools.

3. Understanding assessment and the team approach.

 4. Identifying evidence based procedures to help with restricted food preference or textures.  


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Time January 18, 2017 from 4:30 to 5:15 pm
This webinar is offered twice on the date scheduled from 3:00 - 3:45 and 4:30 - 5:15 pm CT.
Format Meet Online
0.75 Professional Learning Contact Hours
Provider Autism and Tertiary Behavior Supports
Contact Amanda Timmerman
Trainer Janine Kesterson, BCBA-D & Melinda Henson, M.Ed., BCBA
State Trainers for TASN-Autism and Tertiary Behavior Supports & Nebraska ASD Network,
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