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dc.contributor.authorBorrero, Carrie S.W.
dc.contributor.authorWoods, Julia N.
dc.contributor.authorBorrero, John C.
dc.contributor.authorMasler, Elizabeth A.
dc.contributor.authorLesser, Aaron D.
dc.description.abstractFunctional analyses of inappropriate mealtime behavior typically include conditions to determine if the contingent delivery of attention, tangible items, or escape reinforce food refusal. In the current investigation, descriptive analyses were conducted for 25 children who had been admitted to a program for the assessment and treatment of food refusal to determine if the consequences commonly delivered during functional analyses were observed during parent-conducted meals. The conditional probabilities for the delivery of attention, tangible items, and escape following food refusal and acceptance were compared to the unconditional probabilities of each event. Results showed that attention and escape most frequently followed refusal and differed depending on the topography of refusal. Implications for further evaluations of food refusal using similar methods are discussed.en_US
dc.format.extent18 pagesen_US
dc.genrejournal articlesen_US
dc.identifier.citationBorrero, Carrie S.W.; Woods, Julia N.; Borrero, John C.; Masler, Elizabeth A.; Lesser, Aaron D.; Descriptive Analyses of Pediatric Food Refusal and Acceptance; Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis 43(1): 71–88 (2010);
dc.publisherWiley Online Libraryen_US
dc.relation.isAvailableAtThe University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)
dc.relation.ispartofUMBC Psychology Department Collection
dc.relation.ispartofUMBC Faculty Collection
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dc.subjectconditional probabilitiesen_US
dc.subjectdescriptive analysisen_US
dc.subjectpediatric feeding disordersen_US
dc.titleDescriptive Analyses of Pediatric Food Refusal and Acceptanceen_US

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