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Tri-State Webinar: Picky Eaters: Facts and Interventions: Part 2

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Description: 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, dietitian, 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.

In part 1, Melinda Henson, M.Ed., BCBA, will focus on Prevalence, Eating Challenges, Ethics, and Assessment. In Part 2, Jeanine Kesteron, Ph.D., BCBA-D, will discuss assessment and the team approach, and evidence-based procedures.

Part 2 Learner Objectives:

  1. Understanding assessment and the team approach
  2. Identify evidence based procedures to help with restricted food preference or textures

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