Behavioral Feeding Therapy
Mealtime Achievements one bite at a time
The eating or feeding problems of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and developmental disabilities can be a major source of frustration for parents. Although it is not always clear how and why eating problems occur, there are a number of proven behavioral methods for improving or resolving them. At Pivotal Achievements, we treat food selectivity, food refusal, and other feeding related issues from an Applied Behavior Analysis framework using various techniques such as reinforcement, chaining, and shaping. By following a behavioral model, we can address a range of motivational and skill deficits often found in children with feeding problems. This model also provides a structured methodology for identifying and measuring changes in feeding skills and evaluating the effectiveness of treatment through data collection and analysis.