Date Presented Accepted for AOTA INSPIRE 2021 but unable to be presented due to online event limitations.
This study presents the relationships between different types of feeding challenges for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to specific sensory patterns, parenting stress, and overall adaptive behaviors. The findings of this study suggest children with ASD demonstrate unique patterns of feeding challenges and sensory responses that are significantly connected to parenting stress and adaptive behavior and can inform the development of targeted family-centered feeding interventions.
Primary Author and Speaker: Brittany St John
Additional Authors and Speakers: Muhammad Al-Heizan, Molly Hamre, and Karla Ausderau
Contributing Authors: Kate Dorrance, Colleen Althoff