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Using food aversion to decrease severe pica by a child with autism.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16723425     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Food aversion was shown to be effective in the reduction of plastic pica by a 4-year-old boy with autism. The participant was suffering from digestive complications due to the ingestion of plastic from a variety of toys. The intervention was initially conducted in the child's preschool classroom during instructional periods and was systematically generalized to the entire preschool classroom, and eventually to both classrooms within the preschool and across 25 teachers. The success of the intervention in decreasing pica was enhanced by its achievement in not reducing interactions with toys, considering appropriate play skills were a target goal.
Summer J Ferreri; Lori Tamm; Kristin G Wier
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Behavior modification     Volume:  30     ISSN:  0145-4455     ISO Abbreviation:  Behav Modif     Publication Date:  2006 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-05-25     Completed Date:  2006-09-28     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7803043     Medline TA:  Behav Modif     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  456-71     Citation Subset:  IM    
The Ohio State University, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Association Learning*
Autistic Disorder / psychology,  therapy*
Avoidance Learning*
Behavior Therapy / methods*
Child, Preschool
Early Intervention (Education)
Education of Mentally Retarded
Food Preferences / psychology
Generalization (Psychology)
Pica / psychology,  therapy*
Play and Playthings
Reinforcement (Psychology)

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