Research Platform  |   July 2017
Snack Time Intervention for Preschoolers With Autism Spectrum Disorder: Fun and Function
Author Affiliations
  • Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Article Information
Autism/Autism Spectrum Disorder / Pediatric Evaluation and Intervention / Prevention and Intervention
Research Platform   |   July 2017
Snack Time Intervention for Preschoolers With Autism Spectrum Disorder: Fun and Function
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, July 2017, Vol. 71, 7111515207p1. doi:10.5014/ajot.2017.71S1-RP101C
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, July 2017, Vol. 71, 7111515207p1. doi:10.5014/ajot.2017.71S1-RP101C
Abstract

Date Presented 3/30/2017

Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are often selective eaters. This study describes a group-based snack time intervention implemented with children with ASD ages 3–6 yr and their caregivers. Overall, there was an increase in the food accepted both at snack time and at home.

Primary Author and Speaker: Karen Harpster

Additional Authors and Speakers: Kara Brown

Contributing Authors: Karen Burkett, Lindsey Stanek, Dawn Van Rafelghem, Anthony Foster