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Journal of Early and Intensive Behavioral Interventions
Although eating is considered an automatic physiologic process, many children experience feeding difficulties. The purpose of this paper is to provide a framework for assessment, treatment and prevention of feeding difficulties in children. Identification and treatment of any factors actively interfering with feeding success is a critical cornerstone for effective behavioral interventions for feeding. Using variables that comprise the structure of a meal, this paper discusses how these variables might be manipulated in behavioral interventions for feeding problems. Recommendations for prevention of feeding problems are also presented.
Kerwin, Mary Louise and Eicher, P. S., "Behavioral intervention and prevention of feeding difficulties in infants and toddlers" (2004). Faculty Scholarship for the College of Science & Mathematics. 94.
Kerwin, M.L.E. & Eicher, P. S. (2004). Behavioral intervention and prevention of feeding difficulties in infants and toddlers. Journal of Early and Intensive Behavioral Interventions, 1, 129-140.