Florida's First Choice for Autism Supports
January 13, 2024
Forum West 1-2
Children with ASD exhibit feeding problems more frequently than typically developing children, which include food selectivity/refusal and resistance to taking medicine (Cermak et al., 2010; Hodges et al., 2017). Feeding problems, particularly resistance to taking medicine, can lead to consequences with detrimental outcomes (e.g., poor health, lack of access to inclusive settings, and impacts on mental health care). It is important to implement interventions to address these difficulties. This study will implement a shaping procedure to increase the likelihood of children taking prescribed medications in the absence of challenging behaviors. The effects of the intervention will be evaluated with a multiple baseline design across participants.