Intensive Behavioral Treatment for Severe Feeding Problems: A Cost-effective Alternative to Tube Feeding?

Authors: Williams, Keith; Riegel, Katherine; Gibbons, Bridget; Field, Douglas

Source: Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities, Volume 19, Number 3, June 2007 , pp. 227-235(9)

Publisher: Springer

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Abstract:

Forty-six children with severe feeding problems received intensive behavioral therapy in a day treatment program. All of the children were dependent on supplemental tube feedings. The outcomes of the day treatment program were reported at discharge, 12, and 24 month follow-up. The program was found to be cost-effective when compared to the cost of long-term supplemental feeding.

Keywords: Behavioral feeding therapy; Pediatric feeding disorders

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10882-007-9051-y

Affiliations: Email: Feedingprogram@hmc.psu.edu

Publication date: June 1, 2007

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