We evaluated the separate components in treatment packages for food refusal of 4 young children. First, treatment packages were implemented until food acceptance improved. Next, a component analysis was conducted within a multielement or reversal design to identify the active components that facilitated food acceptance. The results indicated that escape extinction was always identified as an active variable when assessed; however, other variables, including positive reinforcement and noncontingent play, were also identified as active variables for 2 of the children. The results suggest that the component analysis was useful for identifying variables that affected food acceptance.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||15|
|Journal||Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis|
|State||Published - Jun 1995|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Psychology