Differential reinforcement of high rate behavior to increase the pace of self-feeding

Kelli M. Girolami, SungWoo Kahng, Kellie A. Hilker, Peter A. Girolami

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Abstract

Although numerous studies have examined treatments for increasing food consumption among children with pediatric feeding disorders, very few have examined treatment of other mealtime-related difficulties. One such problem is a slow pace of self-feeding, which can lead to caregivers failure to adhere to treatments or be disruptive to others. We examined the effects of a differential reinforcement of high rate (DRH) intervention to increase a 9-year-old boy's pace of self-feeding. During treatment, the child received reinforcement contingent on consuming his meal within 30 min. Results showed an increase in the pace of self-feeding and a concomitant decrease in meal duration as compared to baseline.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)17-22
Number of pages6
JournalBehavioral Interventions
Volume24
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2009

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Differential reinforcement of high rate behavior to increase the pace of self-feeding. / Girolami, Kelli M.; Kahng, SungWoo; Hilker, Kellie A.; Girolami, Peter A.

In: Behavioral Interventions, Vol. 24, No. 1, 02.2009, p. 17-22.

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Girolami, Kelli M.; Kahng, SungWoo; Hilker, Kellie A.; Girolami, Peter A. / Differential reinforcement of high rate behavior to increase the pace of self-feeding.

In: Behavioral Interventions, Vol. 24, No. 1, 02.2009, p. 17-22.

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