Many children with autism spectrum disorders develop food selectivity or what is also called "picky eating." It is not uncommon for children to restrict their diets to one brand of chicken nuggets, to refuse to eat colored foods or to consume only pureed foods. This training will focus on the ethical issues related to implementing behavioral feeding strategies. Participants will also learn what medical, behavioral, and related service assessments should be completed before starting feeding therapy.
Participants will discuss the ethical issues related to the use of various techniques such as deprivation, physical prompting, and extinction. Time will be available for questions and answers throughout the event. Videos will be used to illustrate procedures.
1. Participants will identify potential medical concerns that should be assessed prior to commencement of intervention.
2. Participants will identify potential physiological concerns that should be assessed prior to commencement of intervention.
3. Participants will discuss the ethical issues around seeking appropriate clearances before starting feeding therapy.
4. Participants will identify 2016 BACB Code of Ethics that apply to behavioral feeding techniques.
5. Participants will describe training needed to include behavioral feeding as scope of practice.
6. Participants will discuss the possible ethical issues that may arise around the implementation of behavioral feeding procedures (i.e. antecedent manipulation, physical prompting, extinction).
7. Participants will describe ethical issues related to data collection during feeding sessions and describe possible solutions to address.
CEUs Offered: 6 total (4 in Ethics)
For group registrations, please contact Desirae Barquin.