Feeding Problems - Cultivate Behavioral Health & Education - ABA Therapy

Are you a parent with a child on the autism spectrum struggle with feeding problems? Our new Parent Training resource provides in-depth information addressing these concerns.

Feeding Problems Addressed in this Presentation

  1. Food Selectivity
  2. Difficulty sitting at the table
  3. Eating too quickly
  4. Overeating

Goals for this Parent Training

  • Explain common feeding issues (such as food selectivity, difficulty sitting at the table, eating too quickly, and overeating)
  • recommend environmental changes to help promote appropriate feeding behavior, and
  • identify strategies to address specific problems with food selectivity.

Click on the links below to access this presentation:


  • Bearss, K., Johnson, C., Handen, B., Butter, E., Lecavalier, L., Smith, T., & Scahill, L. (2018-07). Token Economy Systems. In Parent Training for Disruptive Behavior: The RUBI Autism Network, Clinician Manual. New York, NY: Oxford University Press. Retrieved 6 Apr. 2020, from
  • https://www.oxfordclinicalpsych.com/view/10.1093/medpsych/9780190627812.001.0001/med-9780190627812-appendix-7.
  • Ledford, J. R., & Gast, D. L. (2006). Feeding Problems in Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Review. FOCUS ON AUTISM AND OTHER DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES, 21(3), 153-166.
  • Levin, D. S., Volkert, V. M., & Piazza, C. C. (2014). A Multi-Component Treatment to Reduce Packing in Children With Feeding and Autism Spectrum Disorders. Behavior Modification, 38(6), 940-963.
  • Laud, R. B., & Boscoe, J. H. (2009). Treatment Outcomes for Severe Feeding Problems in Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder. Behavior Modification, 33(5), 520-536.