Use of extinction and reinforcement to increase food consumption and reduce expulsion

David A. Coe, Roberta L. Babbitt, Keith E. Williams, Constance Hajimihalis, Angela M. Snyder, Christopher Ballard, Lisa A. Efron

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Abstract

Extinction and reinforcement contingencies were used to treat 2 children with feeding disorders. Positive reinforcement and avoidance extinction effectively increased food acceptance but also increased food expulsion. Reduced expulsion and increased swallowing were achieved by repeated presentation of expelled food, a second extinction component.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)581-583
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of applied behavior analysis
Volume30
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1997

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Philosophy
  • Applied Psychology
  • Sociology and Political Science

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