Food preferences before and during treatment for a pediatric feeding disorder

Jason R. Zeleny, Valerie M. Volkert, Vivian F. Ibañez, Jaime G. Crowley, Caitlin A. Kirkwood, Cathleen C. Piazza

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Abstract

Little is known about the food preferences of children with a feeding disorder and medical diagnoses. Therefore, we conducted repeated paired-stimulus-preference assessments with foods to which we either exposed or did not expose 3 children with a feeding disorder and medical diagnoses during clinical treatment. Responding was relatively equivalent for exposure and nonexposure foods throughout the preference assessments, suggesting that preferences for foods did not change due to exposure during treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)875-888
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of applied behavior analysis
Volume53
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2020
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Philosophy
  • Applied Psychology
  • Sociology and Political Science

Keywords

  • avoidant restrictive food intake disorder
  • escape extinction
  • exposure
  • feeding disorder
  • preferences
  • stimulus-preference assessment

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