Intensive behavioral treatment for severe feeding problems: A cost-effective alternative to tube feeding?

Keith E. Williams, Katherine Riegel, Bridget Gibbons, Douglas G. Field

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Abstract

Forty-six children with severe feeding problems received intensive behavioral therapy in a day treatment program. All of the children were dependent on supplemental tube feedings. The outcomes of the day treatment program were reported at discharge, 12, and 24 month follow-up. The program was found to be cost-effective when compared to the cost of long-term supplemental feeding.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)227-235
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities
Volume19
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2007

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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