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This approach is the only empirically supported treatment for paediatric feeding disorders. It is the only treatment with nearly 40 years of evidence to prove that it works. Here is a selection of article reviews.

Hagopian, L. P., Hardesty, S. L., & Gregory, M. (2015). Applied behaviour analysis: Overview and summary of scientific support. Baltimore: Kennedy Krieger Institute and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Available at: http://www.kennedykrieger.org/patient-care/patient-care-programs/inpatient-programs/neurobehavioral-unit-nbu/applied-behavior-analysis For within-subjects design see also: Ledford, J. R. (2017). No Randomization? No Problem: Experimental Control and Random Assignment in Single Case Research. American Journal of Evaluation, 1098214017723110.

Kerwin, M. E. (1999). Empirically Supported Treatments in Pediatric Psychology: Severe Feeding Problems.  Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 24, 193-214.

Sharp, W. G., Jaquess, D. L., Morton, J. F., & Herzinger, C. V. (2010). Pediatric feeding disorders: A quantitative synthesis of treatment outcomes. Clinical child and family psychology review, 13(4), 348-365.

Volkert, V. M., & Piazza, C. C. (2012). Pediatric feeding disorders. In P. Sturmey & M. Hersen (Eds.), Handbook of evidence-based practice in clinical psychology, child and adolescent disorders (Vol 1, pp. 323 – 337). 1:II:13. John Wiley & Sons. doi: 10.1002/9781118156391.ebcp001013

Peterson, K. M., Piazza, C. C., & Volkert, V. M. (2016). A comparison of a modified sequential oral sensory approach to an applied behavior‐analytic approach in the treatment of food selectivity in children with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 49(3), 485-511.

Here are some free informational videos from leading experts in the field.

Dr. Cathleen Piazza:

http://wmich.edu/autism/pediatric-feeding  (https://youtu.be/42Uk3SCQ1Ac)

Dr. Peter Girolami:

How to approach an autistic child’s aversion to food

Signs of food aversion in autistic children

Seeking dietary help for an autistic child

Encouraging your autistic child to eat

Autism medications and food aversion

Here are some short easy to read articles from the world’s original and largest paediatric feeding program, Kennedy Krieger Institute.

https://www.kennedykrieger.org/potential-online/potential-winter-2016/the-joy-of-eating-timmy-edda-lily-wyatt-feeding-disorders

http://www.kennedykrieger.org/potential-online/potential-winter-2013/is-it-picky-eating-or-something-more

http://www.parents.com/blogs/food-scoop/2013/11/30/nutrition/feeding-picky-eaters-over-the-holidays/

http://www.kennedykrieger.org/overview/news/kennedy-krieger-expert-offers-ways-distinguish-between-picky-eating-and-pediatric-feed

http://www.kennedykrieger.org/potential-online/potential-spring-2009/lauras-story

http://www.kennedykrieger.org/overview/news/picky-eating-just-phase-or-something-more-serious

http://kennedykrieger.org/potential-online/potential-winter-2006/appetite-for-life

http://pediatricfeedingnews.com/the-failure-to-thrive-pediatric-feeding-disorders-by-cathleen-piazza-ph-d-and-jennifer-dawson-m-a-paradigm-%E2%80%A2-fall-2000-pg-8-9/

https://www.kennedykrieger.org/stories?topics=56

Pica is one of the most dangerous and life threatening problem behaviours in existence. Here are some articles summarising the success of this approach in treating pica.

 Call, N. A., Simmons, C. A., Mevers, J. E. L., & Alvarez, J. P. (2015). Clinical outcomes of behavioral treatments for pica in children with developmental disabilities. Journal of autism and developmental disorders, 45(7), 2105-2114.

Hagopian, L. P., González, M. L., Rivet, T. T. (Tessa Taylor), Triggs, M., & Clark, S. B. (2011). Response interruption and differential reinforcement of alternative behavior for the treatment of pica. Behavioral Interventions26(4), 309-325. Italian: Hagopian, L. P., González, M. L., Rivet, T. T., Triggs, M., & Clark, S. B. (2012). Interruzione della risposta e rinforzo differenziale di comportamento alternativo per il trattamento del picacismo. Disabilità Gravi, 1 (2), 179-198.

Schmidt, J. D., Long, A., Goetzel, A. L., Tung, C., Pizarro, E., Phillips, C., & Hausman, N. (2017). Decreasing Pica Attempts by Manipulating the Environment to Support Prosocial Behavior. Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities, 1-15.

Hagopian, L. P., Rooker, G. W., & Rolider, N. U. (2011). Identifying empirically supported treatments for pica in individuals with intellectual disabilities. Research in developmental disabilities, 32(6), 2114-2120.

Matson, J. L., Hattier, M. A., Belva, B., & Matson, M. L. (2013). Pica in persons with developmental disabilities: Approaches to treatment. Research in developmental disabilities, 34(9), 2564-2571.

Matson, J. L., Belva, B., Hattier, M. A., & Matson, M. L. (2011). Pica in persons with developmental disabilities: Characteristics, diagnosis, and assessment. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 5(4), 1459-1464.

Dr. Taylor is an experienced researcher in the field of paediatric feeding. She has nearly 40 peer-reviewed scientific publications and nearly 50 professional presentations internationally including the United States, Australia, Japan, Italy, France, and Greece. Here are Dr. Taylor’s original publications and references. 

Taylor, T. & Haberlin, A. (2019). Intensive feeding treatment for younger siblings with typical development within the home setting in Australia. Manuscript submitted for publication.

Taylor, T. (2019). Intensive assessment and treatment of pica within the home setting in Australia. Manuscript submitted for publication.

Taylor, T., Haberlin, A., & Haberlin, J. (2019). Treatment of avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder for a teenager with typical development within the home setting in Australia. Manuscript submitted for publication.

Taylor, T. (2019). Use of a side deposit with regular texture food bites to increase consumption within the home setting in Australia. Manuscript submitted for publication.

Kunkel, K. R., Kozlowski, A. M., Taylor, T., & Gonzalez, M. L. (2018). An assessment of food avoidance for children with food selectivity. Behavior Development Bulletin.

Taylor, T. (2018). Paediatric feeding in an intensive program in a home setting in Australia: Reinforcer potency by demand level during repeated exposure and physical guidance. European Journal of Behavior Analysis. https://doi.org/10.1080/15021149.2018.1472852

Taylor, T., Kozlowski, A. M., & Girolami, P. A. (2017). Comparing behavioral treatment of feeding difficulties and tube dependence in children with cerebral palsy and autism spectrum disorder. Neurorehabilitation, 41(2), 395-402. doi: 10.3233/NRE-162071

Kozlowski, A. M., Taylor, T., Pichardo, D., & Girolami, P. (2016). The impact of drink preference in the treatment of drink refusal. Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities, 28, 443-460.

Kozlowski, A. M., Taylor, T., González, M. L., & Girolami, P. A. (2014). Feeding Disorders. In J. L. Matson & M. L. Matson (Eds.) Comorbid conditions in individuals with intellectual disabilities.

Au Yeung, K., Taylor, T., Scheimann, A., Carvalho, R., Girolami, P. A., & Wood, R. (2015). The prevalence of food allergies in children referred to a multidisciplinary feeding program. Clinical Pediatrics. doi: 10.1177/0009922815593499

Rubio, E. K., Borrero, C. S. W., & Taylor, T. (2015). Use of a side deposit to increase consumption in children with food refusal. Behavioral Interventions, 30 (3), 231-246.

González, M. L., Rubio, E. K., & Taylor, T. (2014). Inappropriate mealtime behavior: The effects of noncontingent access to preferred tangibles on responding in functional analyses. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 35 (12), 3655-3664.

Borrero, C. S. W., Schlereth, G. J., Rubio, E. K., Taylor, T. (2013). A comparison of two physical guidance procedures in the treatment of pediatric food refusal. Behavioral Interventions, 28 (4), 261-280.

González, M. L., Taylor, T., Borrero, C. S. W., & Sangkavasi, E. (2013). An individualized levels system to increase independent mealtime behavior in children with food refusal. Behavioral Interventions, 28 (2), 143-157.

Taylor, T., Piazza, C. P., Casey, S., Peterson, K., Williams, K. E., Cataldo, M. F., & Girolami, P. A. (2018). Association for Behavior Analysis International Pediatric Feeding Disorders Special Interest Group. Inside Behavior Analysis, 10.

Taylor, T., Piazza, C. P., Casey, S., Peterson, K., Williams, K. E., Cataldo, M. F., & Girolami, P. A. (2017). Association for Behavior Analysis International Pediatric Feeding Disorders Special Interest Group. Inside Behavior Analysis, 9 (2).

Taylor, T., Piazza, C. P., Williams, K. E., Cataldo, M. F., & Girolami, P. A. (2016). Association for Behavior Analysis International Pediatric Feeding Disorders Special Interest Group. Inside Behavior Analysis, 8 (2), 88-89.

Taylor, T., Piazza, C. P., Williams, K. E., Cataldo, M. F., & Girolami, P. A. (2015). Association for Behavior Analysis International Pediatric Feeding Disorders Special Interest Group. Inside Behavior Analysis, 7 (2), 84-85.

Taylor, T., Piazza, C. P., Williams, K. E., Cataldo, M. F., & Girolami, P. A. (2014). Association for Behavior Analysis International Pediatric Feeding Disorders Special Interest Group. Inside Behavior Analysis, 6 (2), 80-81.

Taylor, T., Piazza, C. P., Williams, K. E., & Cataldo, M. F. (2013). Association for Behavior Analysis International Pediatric Feeding Disorders Special Interest Group. Inside Behavior Analysis, 5 (2), 76-77.

Piazza, C. P., Williams, K. E., Cataldo, M. F., & Rivet, T. T. (2012). Association for Behavior Analysis International Pediatric Feeding Disorders Special Interest Group. Inside Behavior Analysis, 4 (2), 69-70. 

Taylor, T. (2019, July). Presidential Address. Presentation presented at the annual meetings of the Association for Behaviour Analysis Australia in Melbourne, Australia.

Taylor, T., Haberlin, A., & Haberlin, J. (2018, July). Treatment of Food Selectivity in a Teenager with Typical Development within the Home Setting in Australia. Presentation presented at the annual meetings of the Association for Behaviour Analysis Australia in Brisbane, Australia.

Taylor, T. (2018, June). Pica and Paediatric Feeding Disorders. Invited presentation at the Telethon Institute’s Autism Update Symposium: Research into Practice in Perth, Western Australia.

Taylor, T., Petrie, S., & Smith, K. (2017, December). Intensive Assessment and Treatment of Pica within the Home Setting in Australia. Presentation presented at the biannual conference of the Hellenic Community for Behavior Analysis in Athens, Greece.

Taylor, T., Haberlin, A., & Rubio, E. K. (2017, December). Use of a Side Deposit with Regular Texture Food Bites to Increase Consumption for Paediatric Feeding Disorders within the Home Setting in Australia. Poster presented at the biannual conference of the Hellenic Community for Behavior Analysis in Athens, Greece.

Taylor, T., Haberlin, A., & Roglich, N. (2017, November). Intensive In-Home Feeding Treatment for Younger Siblings. Poster presented at the biannual international meetings of the Association for Behaviour Analysis International in Paris, France.

Taylor, T., Petrie, S., & Smith, K. (2017, November). Intensive Assessment and Treatment of Pica within the Home Setting in Australia. Presentation presented at the annual meetings of the Association for Behaviour Analysis Australia in Sydney, Australia.

Taylor, T., Haberlin, A., & Rubio, E. K. (2017, November). Use of a Side Deposit with Regular Texture Food Bites to Increase Consumption for Paediatric Feeding Disorders within the Home Setting in Australia. Poster presented at the annual meetings of the Association for Behaviour Analysis Australia in Sydney, Australia.

Taylor, T., Haberlin, A., & Roglich, N. (2016, September). Intensive In-Home Feeding Treatment for Younger Siblings. Poster presented at the annual meetings of the Association for Behaviour Analysis Australia in Melbourne, Australia.

Taylor, T. (2016, September). Paediatric Feeding Disorders and Empirically Supported Treatment: Reinforcer Potency by Demand Level and Function-based Physical Guidance in an Intensive Home-based Treatment Program. Presentation presented at the annual meetings of the Association for Behaviour Analysis Australia in Melbourne, Australia.

Taylor, T. (2016, September). Paediatric Feeding Disorders: Reinforcer Potency by Demand Level and Function-based Physical Guidance in an Intensive Home-based Treatment Program. Symposium presented at the biannual meetings of the European Association for Behaviour Analysis in Enna, Italy.

Taylor, T. (2015, September). Paediatric Feeding Disorders: Review of Evidence Based Practice and Recent Research Advances. Poster presented at the international meetings of the Association for Behavior Analysis International in Kyoto, Japan.

Ferrando, F., Buckman, H., González, M. L., & Taylor, T. (2015, May). An Assessment of Treatment Options Used to Decrease Expels During Mealtimes. Poster presented at the annual meetings of the Association for Behavior Analysis International in San Antonio, Texas.

Kozlowski, A. M., Dieter, D., Raines, E., Taylor, T., & Girolami, P. (2014, November). The Impact of Liquid Preference in the Treatment of Liquid Refusal. Poster presented at the annual meetings of the Maryland Association for Behavior Analysis in Baltimore, Maryland.

Taylor, T., Piazza, C. P., Williams, K. E., Cataldo, M. F., & Girolami, P. A. (2014, May). Pediatric Feeding Disorders Special Interest Group (SIG) and the Pediatric Feeding Disorders Consortium Initiative. Poster presented at the annual meetings of the Association for Behavior Analysis International in Chicago, Illinois.

Rubio, E. K., Borrero, C. S. W., & Taylor, T. (2014, May). Use of a Side Deposit to Increase Consumption in Children with Food Refusal. Symposium presented at the annual meetings of the Association for Behavior Analysis International in Chicago, Illinois.

Kozlowski, A. M., Dieter, D., Raines, E., Taylor, T., & Girolami, Peter A. (2014, May). The Impact of Liquid Preference in the Treatment of Liquid Refusal. Poster presented at the annual meetings of the Association for Behavior Analysis International in Chicago, Illinois.

Ferrando, F., Kozlowski, A., Taylor, T., & Girolami, P. A. (2014, May). The Effectiveness of Behavioral Interventions in Treating Feeding Difficulties in Children with Cerebral Palsy. Poster presented at the annual meetings of the Association for Behavior Analysis International in Chicago, Illinois.

Lambert, T., Taylor, T., Kozlowski, A., & González, M. L. (2014, May). Function-Based Treatment of Inappropriate Mealtime Behavior in the Context of Choice. Poster presented at the annual meetings of the Association for Behavior Analysis International in Chicago, Illinois.

Ibañez, V., Schildkraut, B., Rill, A., Alter, M., Forby-Stevenson, E., González, M. L., & Taylor, T. (2013, November). Reinforcer Assessment in Food Refusal: Evaluating the Preference for Functional Reinforcers and Food Preferences across Preferred and Nonpreferred Foods during Repeated Exposure. Poster presented at the annual meetings of the Maryland Association for Behavior Analysis in Baltimore, Maryland.

Lambert, T., Taylor, T., Kozlowski, A., & González, M. L. (2013, November). Function-Based Treatment of Inappropriate Mealtime Behavior in the Context of Choice. Poster presented at the annual meetings of the Maryland Association for Behavior Analysis in Baltimore, Maryland.

Borrero, C. S. W., Schlereth, G. J., Rubio, E. K., & Taylor, T. (2013, May). A Comparison of Two Physical Guidance Procedures in the Treatment of Pediatric Food Refusal. Symposium presented at the annual meetings of the Association for Behavior Analysis International in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Kozlowski, A., Taylor, T., González, M. L., & Masler, L. (2013, May). The Use of Choice to Increase Spoon Acceptance of Non-preferred Foods. Symposium presented at the annual meetings of the Association for Behavior Analysis International in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

González, M. L., Borrero, C. S. W., Taylor, T., Rubio, E. K. (2013, May). Functional Analysis of Inappropriate Mealtime Behavior: The Effects of Noncontingent Access to Tangible Stimuli in Control and Test Conditions. Symposium presented at the annual meetings of the Association for Behavior Analysis International in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Ibañez, V., Schildkraut, B., Rill, A., Alter, M., Forby-Stevenson, E., González, M. L, & Taylor, T. (2013, May). Reinforcer Assessment in Food Refusal: Evaluating the Preference for Functional Reinforcers and Food Preferences across Preferred and Nonpreferred Foods during Repeated Exposure. Poster presented at the annual meetings of the Association for Behavior Analysis International in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Masler, E. A., González, M. L., Taylor, T., & Kozlowski, A. (2013, May). The Use of Choice Arrangements to Increase Spoon Acceptance of a Non-preferred Food. Poster presented at the annual meetings of the Association for Behavior Analysis International in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Taylor, T., Piazza, C. P., Williams, K. E., & Cataldo, M. F. (2013, May). Pediatric Feeding Disorders Consortium: Phase I Results and Phase 2 Preliminary Results. Presented at the Pediatric Feeding Disorder Business Meeting at the annual meetings of the Association for Behavior Analysis International in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Ibañez, V., Rivet, T. T., González, M. L., Worley, J., & Alter, M. (2012, November).  Reinforcer assessment in food refusal: Evaluating the potency and preference for functional reinforcers using increasing schedule requirements. Poster presented at the annual meetings of the Maryland Association for Behavior Analysis in Baltimore, Maryland.

Rivet, T. T., Piazza, C. P., Williams, K. E., & Cataldo, M. F. (2012, May). Pediatric Feeding Disorders Consortium: Phase I Pilot. Presented at the Pediatric Feeding Disorder Business Meeting at the annual meetings of the Association for Behavior Analysis International in Seattle, Washington.

Kammer, J. S., González, M. L., Rivet, T. T., & Ibañez, V. (2012, May).  Stimulus avoidance assessment with food selectivity: Establishing a hierarchy of nonpreferred foods. Poster presented at the annual meetings of the Association for Behavior Analysis International in Seattle, Washington.

Ibañez, V., Rivet, T. T., Gonzalez, M. L., Worley, J., & Alter, M. (2012, May).  Reinforcer assessment in food refusal: Evaluating the potency and preference for functional reinforcers using increasing schedule requirements. Poster presented at the annual meetings of the Association for Behavior Analysis International in Seattle, Washington.

Rivet, T. T., Gonzalez, M. L., LeBlanc, L. M., Jhaveri, P. M., Miller, P., & Gulotta, C. S. (2011, May).  Predictors of treatment outcome for children with tube dependence. Poster presented at the annual meetings of the Association for Behavior Analysis International in Denver, Colorado.

Masler, E. A., Gonzalez, M. L., Grampp, K., & Rivet, T. T. (2011, May).  The potential impact of attention during the functional analysis of inappropriate mealtime behavior. Poster presented at the annual meetings of the Association for Behavior Analysis International in Denver, Colorado.

Lundahl, A. A. & Rivet, T. T. (2011, March). Pediatric feeding disorders. Presented to the Chapel Forge Feeding Support Group in Bowie, Maryland.

Gulotta, C. S., LeBlanc, L., & Rivet, T. T. (2010, May).  An evaluation of a fading procedure to increase liquid consumption. Poster presented at the annual meetings of the Association for Behavior Analysis International in San Antonio, Texas.

Rivet, T. T. (2009, December). Assessment and treatment of food refusal in a 4-year-old female. Presented to the Pediatric Feeding Disorders Clinic at Kennedy Krieger Institute and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland.

Rivet, T. T. (2009, October). Assessment and treatment of food refusal in a 3-year-old male. Presented to the Behavioral Psychology Peer Review at Kennedy Krieger Institute and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland.

Cost effectiveness: This treatment is a cost effective alternative to hundreds of thousands of dollars spent on paediatric feeding problems without results. Here are a few select articles which have examined these costs.

Dempster, R., Burdo-Hartman, W., Halpin, E., & Williams, C. (2015). Estimated Cost-Effectiveness of Intensive Interdisciplinary Behavioral Treatment for Increasing Oral Intake in Children with Feeding Difficulties. Journal of pediatric psychology, jsv112.

Piazza, C. C., & Carroll-Hernandez, T. A. (2004). Assessment and treatment of pediatric feeding disorders. In Encyclopedia on Early Childhood Development [online]. Montreal, Quebec: Centre of Excellence for Early Childhood Development, pp. 1–7.

Williams, K. E., Riegel, K., Gibbons, B., & Field, D. G. (2007). Intensive behavioral treatment for severe feeding problems: A cost-effective alternative to tube feeding? Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities, 19, 227–235.