Syringe fading as treatment for feeding refusal

Rebecca A. Groff, Cathleen C. Piazza, Valerie M. Volkert, Candice M. Jostad

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The efficacy of nonremoval of the cup or spoon as treatment for feeding refusal is dependent on prevention of escape from presentations. In the current investigation, 1 child with feeding refusal escaped presentations during nonremoval of the cup and spoon by clenching his teeth. Therefore, we used a syringe to deposit liquids and solids, increased the volume of liquids and solids in the syringe, and conducted syringe-to-cup and syringe-to-spoon fading.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)834-839
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of applied behavior analysis
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1 2014


  • escape extinction
  • fading
  • feeding disorder
  • pediatric feeding disorders

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Philosophy
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Applied Psychology


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