Many Autistic individuals struggle with challenges related to eating a healthy variety of foods. Traditional ABA approaches to treating feeding disorders have relied heavily on consequence-based treatment procedures, especially forms of escape extinction, including the procedure referred to as “non-removal of the spoon.” Although substantial research supports the effectiveness of these procedures, they are highly intrusive and often lack social validity, both from the perspective of the Autistic client and their parents or caregivers. Fortunately, a variety of antecedent-based strategies exist that are far less intrusive but still effective.
In addition, multiple procedures exist for using positive reinforcement effectively to help Autistic people learn to enjoy eating a healthy variety of foods. This workshop will give practical guidance on how to implement these procedures.
The workshop will be presented from a neurodiversity-affirming perspective, without sacrificing the scientific rigor of ABA, and while maintaining an insistence on procedures that are effective.
Prezentarea susținută de Jonathan Tarbox, PhD, BCBA-D va fi în limba engleză și NU va fi tradusă în limba română.
Sesiunea susținută de către Ana Bogdan va fi în limba română.