Treating Feeding Challenges In Autism: Turning The Tables On Mealtime by Jonathan TarboxTreating Feeding Challenges In Autism: Turning The Tables On Mealtime by Jonathan Tarbox

Treating Feeding Challenges In Autism: Turning The Tables On Mealtime

byJonathan Tarbox, Taira Lanagan Bermudez

Paperback | May 18, 2017

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Treating Feeding Challenges in Autism: Turning the Tables on Mealtimedistills existing research on feeding disorders treatment into the very best, most effective and most practical strategies for practitioners to implement with their clients who have autism and other developmental and behavioral disorders. The book focuses on the few but highly effective feeding treatment procedures that work in the large percentage of cases.

The book describes each procedure in practical, how-to language, with the goal of explaining how to implement them in the real-life settings in which practitioners actually work. The book includes a large variety of sample datasheets, intervention plans and graphs of sample data to serve as practical examples to guide clinicians through the process of selecting, implementing, analyzing and troubleshooting feeding interventions.



  • Summarizes the basic behavioral principles underlying feeding disorders
  • Discusses the origin and function of feeding disorders
  • Details the assessment of feeding disorders
  • Covers practical issues related to feeding environment
  • Lists materials needed for implementing feeding interventions
  • Explains how to transfer strategies and procedures from the practitioner to parents and caregivers
  • Includes sample datasheets, intervention plans and graphs of sample data
Jonathan Tarbox, PhD, BCBA-D, is the Program Director of the Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis program at the University of Southern California, as well as Director of Research at FirstSteps for Kids. Dr. Tarbox is Associate Editor of the journal Behavior Analysis in Practice and serves on the editorial boards of five majo...
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Title:Treating Feeding Challenges In Autism: Turning The Tables On MealtimeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:May 18, 2017Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0128135638

ISBN - 13:9780128135631

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. Medical and Behavioral Origins of Feeding Problems 3. Preparing for Meals 4. Treatment Components: Positive Reinforcement and Escape Extinction 5. Treatment Components: Antecedent Variables 6. Common Treatment Packages 7. Treatment Management 8. Caregiver Training and Follow-Up 9. Troubleshooting