Poster Session
Issue Date: August 2020
Published Online: August 01, 2020
Updated: September 09, 2020
Managing Mealtime Behavior in a Young Child With Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Using the Mealtime PREP Intervention: A Single-Case Experimental Design
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
  • University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Article Information
Autism/Autism Spectrum Disorder / Pediatric Evaluation and Intervention / Prevention and Intervention
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2020
Managing Mealtime Behavior in a Young Child With Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Using the Mealtime PREP Intervention: A Single-Case Experimental Design
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411515415. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO6202
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411515415. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO6202
Abstract

Date Presented 03/27/20

The purpose of this study is to describe the effects of the Mealtime PREP feeding intervention for a child with ASD. We observed improved mealtime behaviors, including a higher percentage of time spent at the table during meals and increased mealtime overall. Our study highlights the potential benefits of structured mealtime routines and positive behavior management for young children with ASD.

Primary Author and Speaker: Gabriella Mazzeo

Contributing Authors: Angela Caldwell