I hate making three meals for dinner! Helping parents of seriously picky eaters!
Laura Seiverling PhD, LP, BCBA
Date:Thursday, March 16, 2017 Time: 6:00-8:00 pm eastern ABACLive25
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6:05 pm: Pretest
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“My child refuses to eat anything new” and “My child only eats junk foods” are comments often heard from parents of selective eaters. What’s more, this issue affects a substantial number of families with studies finding 25% to 35% of parents reporting their children as picky or faddy eaters. This incidence is even higher among children with special needs, especially those with autism spectrum disorders, with studies citing eating issues occurring in 46% to 89% of these children. While the diets of many selective eaters improve across the course of development, a lot of others do not and continue to eat very restricted diets into adulthood. In this workshop, parents will learn a variety of straight-forward, realistic and proven interventions. All of the interventions discussed in this workshop have been published in clinical journals and case examples are provided to further illustrate them. The interventions discussed will be accompanied by detailed protocols and data sheets that will help parents easily and effectively put these recommended interventions into practice.
After attending this event:
- Participants will be able to discuss the prevalence rates of selective eating in children with and without special needs.
- Participants will describe how to implement numerous evidence-based behavioral interventions available for treating selective eating in children.
- Participants will be able to use behavioral skills training and general case training to train parents to implement feeding interventions.
- Participants will be able to teach parents how to use data sheets to track progress when an intervention to expand a child’s diet variety is put into place.
Dr. Laura Seiverling is a NY state licensed Psychologist and Board Certified Behavior Analyst-Doctoral Level (BCBA-D). She holds a doctorate in Learning Processes and Behavior Analysis from the Graduate Center (City University of New York). Dr. Seiverling currently works as the Clinical Supervisor and Behavioral Psychologist at St. Mary’s Hospital for Children’s Center for Pediatric Feeding Disorders in Bayside, NY. In addition, Dr. Seiverling is an adjunct professor at Queens College (CUNY) and teaches graduate courses in behavior analysis. Dr. Seiverling has over 10 years of experience providing applied behavior analysis (ABA) treatment for feeding and other behavior in children with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities. She has published over 20 articles and book chapters in the areas of feeding problems, staff and parent training, and behavioral interventions of those with autism spectrum disorder.
Presenter Disclosure Statement:
Dr. Seiverling is co-author of the ebook Broccoli Boot Camp: A Guide For Improving Your Child’s Selective Eating which will be mentioned in the presentation. A number of interventions mentioned in the workshop are also described in detail in the book. Dr. Seiverling receives royalties from the sales of the book.
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