Clinical Issues: Family Centered Positive Behavior Support for a Child With Autism and Severe Food Refusal Behavior Speech-language pathologists are increasingly involved in providing support to families of children with autism due to their expertise in communication, a core deficit of autism. Many parents of children with autism also report a struggle to cope with their child’s aberrant feeding patterns, though this is not a clinical marker. ... Clinical Issues
Clinical Issues  |   March 01, 2005
Clinical Issues: Family Centered Positive Behavior Support for a Child With Autism and Severe Food Refusal Behavior
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  • Lauren Binnendyk
    Department of Educational and Counseling Psychology and Special Education, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British ColumbiaCanada
  • Joseph Lucyshyn
    Department of Educational and Counseling Psychology and Special Education, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British ColumbiaCanada
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Swallowing, Dysphagia & Feeding Disorders / Special Populations / Autism Spectrum / Clinical Issues
Clinical Issues   |   March 01, 2005
Clinical Issues: Family Centered Positive Behavior Support for a Child With Autism and Severe Food Refusal Behavior
SIG 1 Perspectives on Language Learning and Education, March 2005, Vol. 12, 10-13. doi:10.1044/lle12.1.10
SIG 1 Perspectives on Language Learning and Education, March 2005, Vol. 12, 10-13. doi:10.1044/lle12.1.10
Speech-language pathologists are increasingly involved in providing support to families of children with autism due to their expertise in communication, a core deficit of autism. Many parents of children with autism also report a struggle to cope with their child’s aberrant feeding patterns, though this is not a clinical marker. Speech-language pathologists play an integral role in supporting children with feeding issues due to their extensive training in evaluating and treating oral motor dysfunction and swallowing problems. Therefore, it is not uncommon for speech-language pathologists to support a family of a child with autism on both communication challenges and feeding issues.
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