Contingency contacting. Combining positive reinforcement and escape extinction procedures to treat persistent food refusal.

@article{Hoch1994ContingencyCC,
  title={Contingency contacting. Combining positive reinforcement and escape extinction procedures to treat persistent food refusal.},
  author={T. Hoch and Russell Babbitt and D. A. Coe and Dieter Krell and Lucianne Hackbert},
  journal={Behavior modification},
  year={1994},
  volume={18 1},
  pages={106-28}
}
Chronic food refusal has traditionally been treated with forced feeding and other physical prompting-based procedures when positive reinforcement procedures prove inadequate. Potential problems with such procedures, however, include exacerbation of feeding difficulties and health risks, as well as low parental approval and probability of implementation. Contingency contacting maximizes contact between oral acceptance and positive reinforcement, prevents escape functions of inappropriate… CONTINUE READING

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