August 17, 2021 –
Food selectivity and refusal is common in children with and without developmental delay. Yet, autism spectrum disorder adds an additional layer of complexity as refusal at mealtime rarely resolves on its own. In this free webinar, experienced therapist and Board Certified Behavior Analyst Ben Sarcia will discuss how to effectively teach food selective children on the autism to eat new foods in a manner that can be generalized outside of the clinic setting and implemented by caregivers. This is especially important because oftentimes, caregivers are directed to non-behavioral interventions that do not account for the function of behavior and simply don’t address problematic mealtime behavior in a way that produces meaningful gains. With this in mind, success in developing appropriate replacement mealtime behaviors considers the child’s current food repertoire, skill deficits, performance deficits, learning style, and the feasibility of implementation of intervention in the home, school, and community settings. Attention will also be given to recognizing the physiological symptoms that may require additional consultation and collaboration with other ABA therapists or teams.
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