Sequential treatment of a feeding problem using a pacifier and flipped spoon

Kristi D. Rivas, Cathleen C. Piazza, Heather J. Kadey, Valerie M. Volkert, Victoria Stewart

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Parents may be reluctant to treat the feeding disorder of a chronically ill child who exhibits distressed behavior during feeding. In this study, we identified a child with chronic medical problems and a feeding disorder who cried during feedings. We introduced treatment components sequentially to address parental concerns about crying. First, we used a pacifier to reduce crying, and then we used a flipped spoon to increase mouth clean. The results showed that a sequential approach to treatment can be effective for children with complex medical and behavioral problems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)387-391
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of applied behavior analysis
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 2011


  • feeding disorders
  • flipped spoon
  • gastroschisis
  • pacifier
  • pediatric feeding disorders

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Philosophy
  • Applied Psychology
  • Sociology and Political Science


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