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 Eating Disorders Resources

We advise practitioners the following approved resources:

Addison, L. R., Piazza, C. C., Patel, M. R., Bachmeyer, M. H., Rivas, K. M., Milnes, S. M. and Oddo, J. (2012). ‘A comparison of sensory integrative and  behavioural therapies as treatment for paediatric feeding disorders’,JournalofAppliedBehaviour Analysis, 45, pp. 455–471.

Ahearn, W. H. (2003). ‘Using simultaneous presentation to increasevegetable consumption in a mildly selective child with autism.’ Journal of AppliedBehaviour Analysis, 36, pp. 361–365.

Ahearn, W. H. (2002). ‘Effect of two methods of introducing foods during feeding treatment on acceptance of previously rejected items’, Behavioural Interventions,17, pp.111–127.

Ahearn, W. H., Castine, T., Nault, K. and Green, G. (2001).‘An assessment offood acceptanceinchildrenwithautismorpervasivedevelopmentdisorder-nototherwise specified’, Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 31, pp. 505–511.

Ahearn, W. H., Kerwin, M. E., Eicher, P. S. & Lukens, C. (2001). ‘An ABAC comparison fortwointensiveinterventionsforfoodrefusal’,BehaviourModification,25,pp.385- 405.

Ahearn,W.H.,Kerwin,M.E.,Eicher,P.S.,Shantz,J.,&Swearingin,W.(1996).‘An alternating treatments comparison of two intensive interventions for foodrefusal’, Journal of Applied Behaviour Analysis, 29, pp. 321–332.

Alberto, P. A., & Troutman, A. C. (2005). ‘Applied Behaviour Analysis for teachers’(7th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Merrill/Prentice Hall.05-511.

American Psychiatric Association. (2000). ‘Diagnostic and statistical manual ofmental disorders’, (4th ed.) text revision. Washington, DC: Author.

Anderson, C. M., & McMillan, K. (2001). ‘Parental use of escape extinctionand differential reinforcement to treat food selectivity’, Journal of AppliedBehaviour Analysis, 34, pp. 511-515.


Athens, E. S., & Vollmer, T. R. (2010). ‘An investigation of differential reinforcementof alternative behaviour without extinction’, Journal of Applied Behaviour Analysis, 43, pp.569–589.


Ayres, A. J. (1972). ‘Sensory integration and learning disorders’. Los Angeles: Western Psychological Services.

Ayres, A. J. (1974). ‘The development of sensory integrative theory andpractice’. Dubuque, IA: Kendall/Hunt.


Babbitt,R.L.,Hoch,T.A.,Coe,D.A.,Cataldo,M.F.,Kelly,K.J.,Stackhouse,C.,& Perman,J.A.(1994).‘Behaviouralassessmentandtreatmentofpaediatricfeeding disorders’, Journal of Developmental and Behavioural Paediatrics, 15, pp. 278-291.


Bachmeyer,M.H.,Piazza,C.C.,Fredrick,L.D.,Reed,G.K.,Rivas,K.D.,&Kadey, H.J.(2009).‘Functionalanalysisandtreatmentofmultiplycontrolledinappropriate mealtime behaviour’, Journal of Applied Behaviour Analysis, 42, pp. 641–658.


Bernard-Bonnin, A. (2006). ‘Feeding problems of infants and toddlers’,  Canadian Family Physician, 52, pp. 1247-1251.


Binnendyk,L.&Lucyshyn,J.M.(2009).‘Afamily-centredpositivebehavioursupport approach to the amelioration of food refusal behaviour’. Journal of PositiveBehaviour Interventions, 11, pp. 47- 62.


Bowers,L.(2002).‘Anauditofreferralsofchildrenwithautisticspectrumdisorderto the dietetic service’, Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, 15, pp.141–144.


Brown, J. F., Spencer, K., & Swift, S. (2002).’ A parent training programme forchronic food refusal: A case study’, British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 30, pp. 118–121.


Burklow, K. A., McGrath, A. M., & Kaul, A. (2002). ‘Management and prevention of feeding problems in young children with prematurity and very low birth weight’,Infantsand Young Children, 14, pp. 19-30.


Carr, E. G., & Smith, C. E. (1995). ‘Biological setting events for self-injury’,Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities, 1, pp. 94–98.

Case-Smith,J.,&Humphry,R.(2005).‘Feedingintervention’,inJ.Case-Smith(ed.), Occupational therapy for children, (5th ed.), St. Louis: Mosby. pp. 481-520.


Casey, S. D., Cooper-Brown, L. J., Wacker, D. P., & Rankin, B. E. (2006). ‘The useof descriptive analysis to identify and manipulate schedules of reinforcement inthe treatment of food refusal’, Journal of Behavioural Education, 15, pp. 41–52.


Cashdan,  E. (1998).  ‘Adaptiveness  of food  learning  and food  aversions  in children’, Social Science Information,37,pp.613–632


Cermak, S. A. (2001). ‘The effects of deprivation on processing, play, and praxis’, In S. S. Roley,E.I.Blanche,&R.C.Schaaf(Eds.),Understandingthenatureofsensory integration with diverse populations TX: Therapy Skill Builders. pp. 385–404.


Cermak S. A, Mitchell T. W. (2006). ‘Sensory integration’. In: McCauley R, Fey M, editors. Treatment of language disorders in children. Baltimore, MD: Brookes;In. (Eds.) pp. 435–469.


Collins,M.S.R.,Kyle,R.,Smith,S.,Laverty,A.,Roberts,S.andEaton-Evans,J. (2003). ‘Coping with the usual family diet: eating behaviour and food choices  of childrenwithdown’ssyndrome,autisticspectrumdisordersorcriduchatsyndrome and comparison groups of siblings’, Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 7, pp. 137–155.


Cooper,L.J.,Wacker,D.P.,Brown,K.,McCommas,J.J.,Peck,S.M.,Drew,J., (1999). ‘Use of a concurrent operant paradigm co evaluate positive reinforcersduring treatment of food refusal’, Behaviour Modification, 23, pp.3-40.


Cooper,L.J.,Wacker,D.P.,McComas,J.,Brown,K.,Peck,S.M.,Richman,D., (1995).‘Useofcomponentanalysistoidentifyactivevariablesintreatmentpackages for children with feeding disorders’, Journal of Applied Behaviour Analysis, 28,pp.139– 153.


Cornish, E. (1998). ‘A balanced approach towards healthy eating in autism’, Journalof Human Nutrition and Dietetics, 6, pp. 501-509.


Cornish,E.(2002).‘Glutenandcaseinfreedietsinautism:astudyoftheeffectson food choice and nutrition’, Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, 15, pp. 261–269.

Coulthard, H., Harris, G., & Emmett, P. (2009). ‘Delayed introduction of lumpy foodsto children during the complementary feeding period affects child’s food acceptanceandfeeding at 7 years of age’,  Maternal and Child Nutrition, 5, pp.75-85.


Dovey, T. M., Staples, P. A., Gibson, L. E. and Halford, J. C. G. (2008).‘Food neophobia and “picky/fussy” eating in children: A review’, Appetite, 50, pp. 181–193.


Fodstad, J. C. & Matson, J. L. (2008). ‘A comparison of feeding and mealtime problems in adults with intellectual disabilities with and without autism’, Journal ofDevelopmental and Physical Disabilities, 20, pp. 541-550.


Freeman,K.A.andPiazza,C.C.(1998).‘Combiningstimulusfading,reinforcement, andextinctiontotreatfoodrefusal’,JournalofAppliedBehaviourAnalysis,31,pp.691–694.


Gentry, J. A. & Luiselli, J. K. (2008). ‘Treating a child’s selective eating throughparent implementedfeedinginterventioninthehomesetting’,JournalofDevelopmentaland Physical Disabilities, 20, pp. 63-70.


Gillberg and, C. and Billstedt, E. (2000). ‘Autism and Asperger syndrome:coexistence with other clinical disorders’, Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, 102, pp. 321–330.


Girolami, P. A., & Scotti, J. R. (2001). ‘Use of analogue functional analysis in assessing the function of mealtime behaviour problems’, Education and Training inMental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities, 36, pp. 207–223.


Glass & Lucas. (1990) Cited in Schauster, H., & Dwyer, J. (1996). ‘Transition from tubefeedings to feedings by mouth in children: Preventing eating dysfunction’, Journal of the American dietetic association, 96, pp. 277-281.

Harris,G.(2000).‘Developmental,regulatoryandcognitiveaspects’,inA.Southall& andA.Schwartz(ed.)Feedingproblemsinchildren:AguideforHealthProfessionals. Abingdon: Radcliffe Medical Press.


Hoch, T. A., Babbitt, R. L., Coe, D. A., Krell, D. M., & Hackbert, L. (1994).‘Contingency contacting: Combining positive reinforcement and escape extinction procedures to treat persistent food refusal’, Behaviour Modification, 18, pp.106-128.


Hoch, T. A., Babbitt, R. L., Farrar-Schneider, D., Berkowitz, M. J., Owens, J. C., Knight, S. L., et al. (2001). ‘Empirical examination of a multicomponent treatment forpaediatric food refusal’, Education & Treatment of Children, 24, pp.176-198.


Iwata,B.A,Riordan,M.M.,Wohl,M.K.,&Finney,J.W.(1982).‘Paediatricfeeding disorders: Behavioural analysis and treatment’, In P. J. Accardo (ed.), Failure tothrive in infancy and early childhood, pp. 297-329.


Iwata, B. A., Dorsey, M. F., Slifer, K. J., Bauman, K E., & Richman, G. S. (1994). ‘Toward a functional analysis of self-injury’, Journal of Applied Behaviour Analysis,27, pp. 197–209. (Reprinted from Analysis and Intervention in DevelopmentalDisabilities, 2, 3–20, 1982)


Kanner,L.(1943).‘Autisticdisturbancesofaffectivecontact’,NervousChild,2,pp. 217–250.


Kedesdy,J.H.,&Budd,K.S.(1998).‘Childhoodfeedingdisorders’:Biobehavioural assessment and intervention. Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes.


Kelley,M.E.,Piazza,C.C.,Fisher,W.W.,&Oberdorff,A.J.(2003).‘Acquisitionof cupdrinkingusingpreviouslyrefusedfoodsaspositiveandnegativereinforcement’, Journal of Applied Behaviour Analysis, 36, pp. 89–93.


Kern, L., & Marder, T. J. (1996). ‘A comparison of simultaneous anddelayed reinforcement as treatments for food selectivity’, Journal of Applied Behaviour Analysis, 29, pp. 243-246.


Kerwin,M.(1999)‘Empiricallysupportedtreatmentsinpaediatricpsychology:severe feeding problems’, Journal of Paediatric Psychology, 24, pp. 193–214


Kerwin, M. E., Ahearn, W. H., Eicher, P. S., & Burd, D. M. (1995). ‘The costs ofeating: A behavioural economic analysis of food refusal’, Journal of AppliedBehaviour Analysis, 28, pp. 245–260.


Kimball,J.G.(1999).‘Sensoryintegrationframeofreference:Postulatesregarding change and application to practice’, in P. Kramer & J. Hinojosa (ed.), Framesof reference for paediatric occupational therapy, pp. 169–204.


Kitfield,E.B.andMasalsky,C.J.(2000)‘Negativereinforcement-basedtreatmentto increase food intake’, Behaviour Modification, 24, pp. 600–608.


Kozlowski, A. M., Matson, J. L., Fodstad, J. C. & Moree, B. N. (2011). ‘Feedingtherapy inachildwithautisticdisorder:Sequentialfoodpresentation’,ClinicalCaseStudies, 10, pp. 236-246.


Laud, R. B., Girolami, P. A., Boscoe, J. H. & Gulotta, C. S. (2009).‘Treatment outcomes for severe feeding problems in children with autism spectrumdisorder’, Behaviour Modification, 33, pp. 520- 536.


Ledford, J. R. and Gast, D. L. (2006). ‘Feeding Problems in Children withAutism Spectrum Disorders: A Review’, Focus on Autism and Other  Developmental Disabilities, 21, pp. 153–166.


Levin L, Carr E.G. (2001). ‘Food selectivity and problem behaviour in childrenwith developmental disabilities: Analysis and intervention’, Behaviour Modification. 25,pp. 443–470.


Mason,S.A.,&Iwata,B.A.(1990).‘Artifactualeffectsofsensory-integrativetherapy on self-injurious behaviour’, Journal of Applied Behaviour Analysis, 23, pp. 361–370.


McCartney,E.J.,Anderson,C.M.&EnglishC.L.(2005).‘Effectofbriefclinic-based training on the ability of caregivers to implement escape extinction’, Journal ofPositive Behaviour Interventions, 7, pp. 18-32.


McKenzie, Emma L. (2012) Evaluation of a parent implemented intervention for food selectivity in children with autism, Available at: http://ir.canterbury.ac.nz/handle/10092/7437 (Accessed: 28th August 2015)


Munk,D.D.,&Repp,A.C.(1994).‘Behaviouralassessmentoffeedingproblemsof individuals with severe disabilities’, Journal of Applied Behaviour Analysis, 27, pp. 241– 250.


Najdowski,A.C.,Wallace,M.D.,Doney,J.K.andGhezzi,P.M.(2003).‘Parental assessmentandtreatmentoffoodselectivityinnaturalsetting,’JournalofApplied Behaviour Analysis, 36, pp. 383–386


Northstone,K.andEmmett,P.(2012)‘Theassociationsbetweenfeedingdifficultiesand behaviours and dietary patterns at 2 years of age: the ALSPAC cohort’, Maternal& Child Nutrition, 9, pp.533–542.



O’Brien,S.,Repp,A.C.,Williams,G.E.&Christophersen,E.R.(1991).‘Pediatric feeding disorders’, Behaviour Modification, 15, pp. 394-418.


Palmer, S., Thompson, R. J., & Linscheid, T. R. (1975). ‘Applied behaviour analysisin the treatment of childhood feeding problems’, Developmental, Medical, andChild Neurology, 17, pp.333–339.


Parham, L. D., Cohn, E. S., Spitzer, S., Koomar, J. A., Miller, J. A., Burke, J. P.(2007). ‘Fidelity in sensory integration intervention research’, American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 61, pp. 216–227.


Patel,M.,Reed,G.K.,Piazza,C.C.,Mueller,M.,Bachmeyer,M.H.andLayer,S.A. (2007). ‘Use of a high-probability instructional sequence to increase compliance to feeding demands in the absence of escape extinction’, Behavioural Interventions,22, pp. 305–310.


Patel, M. R., Piazza, C. C., Layer, S. A., Coleman, R. and Swartzwelder, D. M.(2005). ‘A systematic evaluation of food textures to decrease packing and increase oralintake inchildrenwithpaediatricfeedingdisorders’,JournalofAppliedBehaviourAnalysis,38,pp.89–100.


Patel, M. R., Piazza, C. C., Martinez, C. J., Volkert, V. M., & Santana, C. M. (2002).‘An evaluationoftwodifferentialreinforcementprocedureswithescapeextinctiontotreat food refusal’, Journal of Applied Behaviour Analysis, 25, pp.363–374.


Paul,C.,Williams,K.E.,Riegel,K.&Gibbons,B.(2007).‘Combiningrepeatedtaste exposureandescapeprevention:Aninterventionforthetreatmentofextremefood selectivity’, Appetite, 49, pp. 708-711.


PiazzaC.C,PatelM.R,SantanaC.M,GohH,DeliaM,LancasterB.M.(2002).‘An evaluation of simultaneous sequential presentation of preferred and non-preferredfood to treat food selectivity’, Journal of Applied Behaviour Analysis, 35, pp. 259–270.


Piazza,C.C.,Fisher,W.W.,Brown,K.A.,Shore,B.A.,Patel,M.R.,Katz,R.M. (2003). ‘Functional analysis of inappropriate mealtime behaviours’, Journal ofApplied Behaviour Analysis, 36, pp.187–204.


Piazza, C. C., Patel, M. R., Gulotta, C. S., Sevin, B. M., & Layer, S. A. (2003). ‘Onthe relative contributions of positive reinforcement and escape extinction in the treatment of food refusal’, Journal of Applied Behaviour Analysis, 36, pp. 309–324.


Pliner, P. and Hobden, K. (1992). ‘Development of a scale to measure the trait offood neophobia in humans’, Appetite, 19, pp. 105–120.


Reed, G. K., Dolezal, D. N., Cooper-Brown, L. J., & Wacker, D. P. (2005). ‘Theeffectsof sleep disruption on the treatment of a feeding disorder’, Journal of Applied Behaviour Analysis, 38, pp.243–245.


Reed, G. K., Piazza, C. C., Patel, M. R., Layer, S. A., Bachmeyer, M. H., Bethke, S.D., et al. (2004). ‘On the relative contributions of non-contingent reinforcement andescape extinctioninthetreatmentoffoodrefusal’,JournalofAppliedBehaviourAnalysis,37, pp. 27–42.


Riordan, M. M., Iwata, B. A., Wohl, M. K., & Finney, J. W. (1980).‘Behavioural treatment of food refusal and selectivity in developmentally disabled children’,Applied Research in Mental Retardation, 1, pp. 95–112.


Rommel, N., DeMeyer, A. M., Feenstra, L., & Veereman Wauters, G. (2003). ‘The complexityoffeedingproblemsin700infantsandyoungchildrenpresentingtoa tertiary care institution’, Journal of Paediatric Gastroenterology, 37,pp.75–84.


Royeen, C. B., & Lane, S. J. (1991). ‘Tactile defensiveness and sensory processing’,in A. G. Fisher, E. A. Murray, & A. C. Bundy (ed.) Sensory integration theory andpractice. Philadelphia, PA: Davis, pp. 108–133.


Rozin,P.andVollmecke,T.A.(1986).‘FoodLikesandDislikes’,AnnualReviewof Nutrition, 6, pp. 433–456.


Sanders,M.R.,Patel,R.K.,LeGrice,B.&Shepherd,R.W.(1993).‘Childrenwith persistentfeedingdifficulties:Anobservationalanalysisofthefeedinginteractionsof problem and non-problem eaters’, Health Psychology, 12, pp. 64-73


Schreck,K.A.&Williams,K.(2006).‘Foodpreferencesandfactorsinfluencingfood selectivityforchildrenwithautismspectrumdisorders’,ResearchinDevelopmental Disabilities, 27, pp. 353-363.


Schreck, K. A., Williams, K. and Smith, A. F. (2004). ‘A comparison of  eating behaviours between children with and without autism’, Journal of Autismand Developmental Disorders, 34, pp. 433–438.


Schreibman, L. (2000). ‘Intensive behavioural/psycho educational treatments  for autism:Researchneedsandfuturedirections’,JournalofAutismandDevelopmental Disorders, 30, pp.373-378.


Sevin, B. M., Gulotta, C. S., Sierp, B. J., Rosica, L. A. and Miller, L. J. (2002).‘Analysis of response covariation among multiple topographies of food refusal’, Journalof Applied Behaviour Analysis, 35, pp. 65–68.


Sharp, W. G. & Jaquess, D. L. (2009). ‘Bite size and texture assessments toprescribe treatment for severe food selectivity in autism’. Behavioural Interventions, 24, pp.157-170.


Sharp, W. G., Jaquess, D. L., Morton, J. F. & Herzinger, C. V. (2010).‘Paediatric feedingdisorders:Aquantitativesynthesisoftreatmentoutcomes,’ClinicalChildand Family Psychology Review, 13, pp. 348-365.


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Skuse, D. (1993). ‘Identification and management of problem eaters’, Archivesof Disease in Childhood, 69, pp. 604-608.


Tarbell, M. C., & Allaire, J. H. (2002). ‘Children with feeding tube dependency:Treating the whole child’, Infants and Young Children, 15, pp. 29–41.



Timimi,S.,Douglas,J.&Tsiftsopoulou,K.(1997).‘Selectiveeaters:aretrospective case note   study’, Child: Care, Health and Development, 23, pp. 265-278.


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Wilder, D. A., Normand, M. & Atwell, J. (2005). ‘Non-contingent reinforcementas treatment for food refusal and associated self-injury’, Journal of AppliedBehaviour Analysis, 38, pp. 549-553.


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