Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities

, Volume 20, Issue 1, pp 63–70

Treating a Child’s Selective Eating Through Parent Implemented Feeding Intervention in the Home Setting

Original Article

DOI: 10.1007/s10882-007-9080-6

Cite this article as:
Gentry, J.A. & Luiselli, J.K. J Dev Phys Disabil (2008) 20: 63. doi:10.1007/s10882-007-9080-6


Although many children with developmental disabilities have food selectivity, few studies have evaluated in-home parent training to address this feeding problem. In the present case, a parent learned to implement a multicomponent feeding intervention with her child through home-based training provided by a consultant. Using a changing criterion evaluation design, the child’s consumption of previously rejected foods increased during the two-phase intervention that combined antecedent and positive reinforcement procedures. The benefits of “natural context” parent training for the treatment of child-feeding problems are discussed.


Food selectivityDevelopmental disabilitiesChanging criterion design

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.May InstituteRandolphUSA