Poster Session
Issue Date: August 2020
Published Online: August 01, 2020
Updated: September 09, 2020
The Impact of Tactile Play on Increasing Oral Acceptance of Wet Food Items
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Gannon University, Erie, PA, USA
  • Gannon University, Erie, PA, USA
  • Gannon University, Erie, PA, USA
  • Gannon University, Erie, PA, USA
  • Gannon University, Erie, PA, USA
  • Gannon University, Erie, PA, USA
  • Gannon University, Erie, PA, USA
  • Gannon University, Erie, PA, USA
Article Information
Autism/Autism Spectrum Disorder / Complementary/Alternative Approaches / Early Intervention / Evidence-Based Practice / Pediatric Evaluation and Intervention / Prevention and Intervention
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2020
The Impact of Tactile Play on Increasing Oral Acceptance of Wet Food Items
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411515345. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO1129
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411515345. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO1129
Abstract

Date Presented 03/26/20

This is a case study of a seven year old attending sessions once a week for six weeks with play in a nonpreferred wet food item followed by the presentation of the same wet food for eating using the Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) approach. Data was collected by coding the SOS hierarchy steps, and results showed the child increased the variety of novel foods in the diet, decreased negative behaviors at mealtime, and accepted the nonpreferred wet food at home closer to the times of direct intervention.

Primary Author and Speaker: Julia Hawkins

Contributing Authors: Bridget Burnett, Julia Corello, Kaitlyn Heath, Abigail Schmidt, Chelsea Scott, David Prier, Alexis Ishman