Date Presented 04/23/21

Limited evidence-based intervention approaches are available to treat sensory-based feeding problems in children. This study explored the effects of tactile play on the oral acceptance of wet food items using the sequential-oral-sensory approach. After 6 weeks, all three subjects increased acceptance of the nonpreferred food. This research emphasizes the effectiveness of tactile play in nonfood items, group treatment, and exposure to aversive food while including caregivers in treatment.

Primary Author and Speaker: Julia M. Hawkins

Additional Authors and Speakers: Claudia List Hilton, Alex Casteel, Ickpyo Hong, and Yung-Chi Sung

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