Association for Behavior Analysis International

The Association for Behavior Analysis International® (ABAI) is a nonprofit membership organization with the mission to contribute to the well-being of society by developing, enhancing, and supporting the growth and vitality of the science of behavior analysis through research, education, and practice.


43rd Annual Convention; Denver, CO; 2017

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Panel #51
PDS: A Guide to Getting Started in the Field of Pediatric Feeding Disorders
Saturday, May 27, 2017
11:00 AM–11:50 AM
Convention Center Mile High Ballroom 2B
Area: PRA/CBM; Domain: Applied Research
Chair: Amy Kate Rosenblum (Kennedy Krieger Institute; University of Maryland, Baltimore County)
CATHLEEN C. PIAZZA (Munroe-Meyer Institute, University of Nebraska Medical Center)
VALERIE M. VOLKERT (Marcus Autism Center and Emory School of Medicine)
CARRIE S. W. BORRERO (Kennedy Krieger Institute)

Children with pediatric feeding disorders are unable or refuse to consume a sufficient volume or variety of food to meet their nutritional needs. In some cases, children with feeding disorders are selective by variety or texture. In others, they refuse food entirely and may be gastrostomy-tube or liquid dependent. There is a great deal of empirical support for the behavior analytic treatment of pediatric feeding disorders, and the demand for these types of services is quite high. Thus, there is a need for incoming behavior analysts to become involved in this growing field. Panelists will discuss their current positions in the field of pediatric feeding disorders as well as past positions they have held and their pathways to getting to where they are now. Additionally, panelists may discuss previous or current research projects with which they have been involved related to the topic of the behavior analytic treatment of feeding disorders. Following this, opportunities to ask questions and further discuss career options within the field of pediatric feeding disorders will be provided.

Instruction Level: Basic
Keyword(s): Career Paths, Feeding Disorders



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