Poster Session  |   July 2015
Chemical Taste Sensitivity, Food Preferences, and Feeding Behaviors in Children With Barth Syndrome
Author Affiliations
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
  • University of Florida
Article Information
Mental Health / Pediatric Evaluation and Intervention / Basic Research
Poster Session   |   July 2015
Chemical Taste Sensitivity, Food Preferences, and Feeding Behaviors in Children With Barth Syndrome
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, July 2015, Vol. 69, 6911505121p1. doi:10.5014/ajot.2015.69S1-PO5079
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, July 2015, Vol. 69, 6911505121p1. doi:10.5014/ajot.2015.69S1-PO5079
Abstract

Date Presented 4/17/2015

Unique methods were used to assess chemical taste sensitivity, food preferences, and food behaviors in children with Barth syndrome. Results show that food behaviors in Barth syndrome are due to differences in chemical taste perception, not texture sensitivity. Chemical taste tests are low cost and can be used clinically.