Behavioral Approaches to the Treatment of Failure to Thrive

  • Thomas R. Linscheid
  • L. Kaye Rasnake


The purpose of this chapter is three-fold: To differentiate two distinct types of non-organic FTT; to show how behavioral principles are utilized in the diagnosis and treatment of each type; and to propose an interaction model as the appropriate paradigm for assessment and treatment planning.


Feeding Problem Food Presentation Infant Behavior Contingency Experience Food Refusal 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas R. Linscheid
    • 1
    • 2
  • L. Kaye Rasnake
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.College of MedicineThe Ohio State UniversityUSA
  2. 2.Columbus Children’s HospitalUSA

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