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*If you attended Treatment of Children with Feeding Problems and Autism Spectrum Disorder: An Evidence-Based Treatment in 2020 the workshop “Parent Training for Moderate Feeding Problems and Autism Spectrum Disorder: The Autism MEAL Plan” will be quite similar. You can register for “Identifying and Assessing Feeding Problems in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)” alone by clicking here.
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Thursday, May 6, 2021 | 5:30-7:30 pm eastern (New York)
Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) are five times more likely to exhibit feeding problems, most commonly in the form of disruptive mealtime behavior and food selectivity (Sharp, Berry, McCracken, et al. 2013). Poor dietary diversity in ASD is associated with vitamin and mineral deficiencies, poor bone growth, and constipation (Hediger, England, Molloy, Yu, Manning-Courtney, & Mills, 2008; Sharp, Berry, McElhanon, & Jaquess, 2014). In addition to long-term medical and nutritional implications, impairments in oral motor sensory functioning can contribute to or result from early feeding challenges (Dodrill, et al., 2014; Goday et al., 2019). Research indicates that feeding concerns persist and extend into adolescence and adulthood (Fodstad & Matson, 2008; Kushner, et al., 2015). These multifaceted precipitant and consequential effects necessitate a multidisciplinary approach to treatment. This course will help providers 1) Recognize feeding problems requiring intervention, 2) Assess the severity and impact of feeding problems, 3) Determine if multidisciplinary providers should be consulted, and 4) Evaluate the best treatment model for the presenting concern.
Target Audience: Professionals for whom the topic is within their scope of practice. We welcome students and others who are also interested in the topic to join us.
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Thursday, May 20, 2021 | 5:30-7:30 pm eastern (New York)
There is variability in the severity and impact of feeding problems in children with ASD. The recognized standard of care for children with severe feeding concerns involves behavioral intervention delivered at multidisciplinary day hospital or inpatient clinics (Sharp, et al. 2017). Although research supports this level of intervention for severe feeding problems in ASD, access to intensive services is limited (Sharp, et al, 2017) and this level of care may not be necessary for children with moderate food selectivity (Sharp, Burrell, Berry,…Scahill, 2019). A growing body of research, however, suggests parent training can be used to address feeding problems in children with ASD (Cosbey & Muldoon, 2016; Johnson, et al, 2015; Sharp, et al., 2019). We developed and tested a structured parent-mediated intervention, Managing Eating Aversions and Limited variety (MEAL) Plan, for children with ASD and moderate feeding problems. Results indicated that MEAL Plan was superior to parent education in a 16-week randomized trial with participants in the MEAL Plan condition having significantly less disruptive mealtime behavior and increased oral intake of non-preferred foods (Sharp et al., 2019). The purpose of this course is to improve knowledge and consider practice implications for use of evidence-based treatment to address feeding problems in children with ASD and moderate feeding problems.
Target Audience: Individuals who did not attend Treatment of Children with Feeding Problems and Autism Spectrum Disorder: An Evidence-Based Treatment in 2020, professionals for whom the topic is within their scope of practice. We welcome students and others who are also interested in the topic to join us.
T. Lindsey Burrell, PhD is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Emory University School of Medicine. Her research focuses on developing, evaluating and delivering parent-mediated interventions to reduce disruptive behavior and improve feeding in young children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Recent research topics have involved evaluating the group-based RUBI Parent Training program and the Autism MEAL Plan. The MEAL Plan is a parent-mediated intervention to expand dietary variety in early school aged children with ASD and moderate food selectivity. Dr. Burrell’s current research focuses on understanding the needs of community providers treating feeding problems in children with ASD and adapting the Autism MEAL Plan to improve community service delivery. In addition to research, Dr. Burrell provides clinical services through the Children’s Multidisciplinary Feeding Program at the Marcus Autism Center
The presenter(s) and/or presenters’ family members do not have financial arrangement or affiliation with any of the products, organizations, or programs mentioned during this talk.
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