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Sep 1, 2020

This episode Zach and Caleb talk to Dr. Bill Ahearn about his research and clinical work assessing and treating childhood feeding problems.

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Ahearn, W. H. (2003). Using simultaneous presentation to increase vegetable consumption in a mildly selective child with autism. Journal of applied behavior analysis, 36(3), 361-365.

Ahearn, W. H., Castine, T., Nault, K., & Green, G. (2001). An assessment of food acceptance in children with autism or pervasive developmental disorder-not otherwise specified. Journal of autism and developmental disorders, 31(5), 505-511.

Kedesdy, J. H., & Budd, K. S. (1998). Childhood feeding disorders: Biobehavioral assessment and intervention. Paul H Brookes Publishing.

Maurice, C. E., Green, G. E., & Foxx, R. M. (2001). Making a difference: Behavioral intervention for autism. Pro-Ed.

Wilder, D. A., Normand, M., & Atwell, J. (2005). Noncontingent reinforcement as treatment for food refusal and associated self‐injury. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 38(4), 549-553.

Williams, K. E., & Foxx, R. M. (2007). Treating eating problems of children with autism spectrum disorders and developmental disabilities: Interventions for professionals and parents. Pro-ed.