Don’t miss this dynamic presentation on feeding disorders by Cathleen C. Piazza, Ph.D.
Children diagnosed with autism often display behavior problems, and feeding disorders are a common behavior problem exhibited by children with autism. The feeding problems of children with autism can cause more family stress than the primary symptoms of autism, because the consequences of feeding problems are often more immediate and salient. Feeding problems are caused by a wide range of interrelated biological (e.g., vomiting related to gastroesophageal reflux, choking due to oral motor deficits) and environmental variables (e.g., caregiver behavior). Often, the challenge in effectively treating feeding disorders arises from the difficulty in sorting out the contribution of the variables (i.e., medical, oral motor, behavioral) that may contribute to the problem. The purpose of the current presentations will be to discuss methods of evaluating how we can define and measure specific behaviors to quantify the variables related to the etiology of a feeding disorder. A second purpose will be to review how clinicians and caregivers can use this data-based approach to prescribe and evaluate the effectiveness of treatment.
- Participants will be able to identify a feeding disorder.
- Participants will be able to name the interdisciplinary professionals who should participate in the assessment of a feeding disorder.
- Participants will be able to recognize at least one method to measure observable behavior.
- Participants will become familiar with methods for treating feeding disorders.
5 CEU hours and lunch is included for this event!
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER TO ATTEND! EARLY BIRD SPECIAL – before 9/2/2016 $125 professionals; $62.50 students. After 9/2/2016 $150 professionals; $75 students
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE WEBINAR! ($60) Note: CEUs are not available if you attend via webinar!