A Behavioral Approach To Feeding
Trying to get a child to eat foods they have an aversion to may cause challenging behaviors such as tantrums or aggression and in extreme cases gagging and vomiting. As a result, mealtimes often become stressful events for the child and caregivers. Behavioral Feeding Therapy employs the evidence based methods of ABA to address food selectivity, food refusal, and/or refusal to self feed. When these problems persist, autistic children are less likely to thrive in the academic and community settings, as well as, more likely to become obese. Medical diagnosis & approval is required prior to beginning feeding related treatments.