University of Wisconsin–Madison

Feeding Intervention Study for Children with Autism and Feeding Challenges

You may qualify for an intervention research study for families with children with autism spectrum disorders and feeding challenges.  We are piloting an intervention for children (ages 2 to 7 years) with autism that would attempt to address your child’s specific feeding challenges primarily in your home environment. Your child will receive direct intervention and you as a primary caregiver would participate in training sessions and delivering the intervention in your home for approximately 5 to 7 hours per week over six months. Two to three assessment session will also occur at the Waisman Center. In appreciation, you will receive a $100 for completing the research study. If you withdraw from the study, you will receive $50.00.  If you are interested please contact Karla Ausderau at University of Wisconsin-Madison at kausderau@wisc.edu or 608-262-0653.

Eligibility Criteria:
* Inclusion criteria: Parents of a child, ages 2-7 years, with a current autism spectrum disorder (ASD) diagnosis and feeding problems. Parent must live in the same household with the child at least 50% of the time, speak English, and live in Wisconsin.
* Exclusion criteria: If the child that is the focus of the study has an associated condition (e.g., tuberous sclerosis, fragile X syndrome, Rett syndrome; blindness; deafness, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, traumatic brain injury, brain malformation) the family may be excluded.

PI: Karla Ausderau, PhD
Keywords: Autism