Effects of behavioral skills training on parental treatment of childrens food selectivity

Laura Seiverling, Keith Williams, Peter Sturmey, Sadie Hart

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

38 Scopus citations


We used behavioral skills training to teach parents of 3 children with autism spectrum disorder and food selectivity to conduct a home-based treatment package that consisted of taste exposure, escape extinction, and fading. Parent performance following training improved during both taste sessions and probe meals and was reflected in increases in children's acceptance of bites and decreases in their disruptive behavior. Parents also reported that increases in diet variety were maintained at follow-up.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)197-203
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of applied behavior analysis
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1 2012


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Philosophy
  • Applied Psychology
  • Sociology and Political Science

Cite this