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Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 10/2008

01-11-2008 | Original Paper

Feeding and Eating Behaviors in Children with Autism and Typically Developing Children

Auteurs: Yolanda Martins, Robyn L. Young, Danielle C. Robson

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders | Uitgave 10/2008

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Abstract

Mothers of children aged 2–12 years completed an exhaustive questionnaire assessing feeding and eating behaviors for both themselves and their children with autism, and typically developing siblings of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (where available), or typically developing children with no sibling with a disability. Results indicate that children with autism were only marginally more likely to exhibit picky eating behavior (overall style) than their siblings or matched typically developing children. Rates of ritualistic feeding behaviors were equivalent in all groups of children although children with autism were more likely to be currently exhibiting problematic eating and feeding behaviors. The implications of these results for the treatment of feeding difficulties exhibited by children with autism will be discussed.
Voetnoten
1
Raw scores on the VABS are recommended for use in research. See Carter et al. (1998) for a discussion of this point.
 
2
Some questions were child or parent specific and thus were not completed twice.
 
3
Unless otherwise specified, Cronbach’s alphas reported herein are based on the current sample.
 
4
Exact numbers cannot be confirmed since it is conceivable that some potential participants may not have attended the centers the day the questionnaire package was distributed; remaining packages were available for pick-up at the front desk of these centers.
 
5
Since we had enough data from TD children, we also created a matched sample of AD and TD children based on their chronological ages. Analyses were then carried out on this sample, but since the results obtained were identical to those using our VABS matched sample, only the latter results are reported herein.
 
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Metagegevens
Titel
Feeding and Eating Behaviors in Children with Autism and Typically Developing Children
Auteurs
Yolanda Martins
Robyn L. Young
Danielle C. Robson
Publicatiedatum
01-11-2008
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders / Uitgave 10/2008
Print ISSN: 0162-3257
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-3432
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-008-0583-5