Extensions of Food Selectivity Treatments without Escape Extinction
Incorporating Trauma-informed Care and Novel Populations
Food selectivity is a pervasive problem among children and adolescents, particularly with individuals on the autism spectrum. In 2020, I described a model for assessing and treating food selectivity that leveraged synthesized reinforcers, choice-making opportunities, and shaping without escape extinction to increase consumption of novel foods. In this follow-up presentation, I will described on-going research on extensions of this model to novel settings and populations. Modifications to the model will be described when conducting the process in preschools and general education settings, and when working with individuals without robust communication and adolescents. In addition, I will discuss how feeding interventions can incorporate trauma-informed care commitments to increase safety and feasibility. Implications and suggestions for practitioners looking to address food selectivity in applied settings will be discussed.
1. An attendee should be able to describe how to modify treatment procedures when working with individuals without strong language skills and with adolescents.
2. An attendee should be able to describe how to incorporate trauma-informed care commitments into their interventions for food selectivity.
- Presenter: Holly C. Gover, Ph.D., BCBA-D, LABA
- Duration: 100min
- 2 Learning BACB CE Hours