The UW Madison Occupational Therapy program is recruiting families with children ages 2-7 years with autism and feeding challenges to join a feeding intervention study. Here’s more information from the researchers:
WHAT IS INVOLVED?
- 3 interviews about your child’s feeding challenges and behaviors
- 24 Weekly 1-hour intervention visits to work on family feeding goals
- 8 parent training sessions related to feeding offered online
- Visits at the Waisman Center for assessment and intervention monthly when possible.
- Surveys about your child and family and a 3-day diet record
- Heart rate collected during Waisman Center visits
- Follow up visit at 3 and 6 months after participation
Interviews, intervention sessions, and observations will take place over video calls and at the Waisman Center to reduce COVID-19 exposure. Once COVID-19 exposure is minimal, sessions may take place in your home.
HOW MUCH TIME WILL IT TAKE?
- All participation will take about 6 months
- 1 hour per week video session with a therapist
- Families will be asked to use intervention strategies throughout the week during daily activities like meals and snacks.
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?
- Parents of a child, ages 2-7 years, with a current Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) diagnosis and feeding challenges.
- Parent must live in the same household with the child at least 50% of the time, speak English, and live in Wisconsin.
TO LEARN MORE OR SIGN UP
Brittany St. John
In appreciation for your time, you will receive $100.00 for completing the study. If you withdraw from the study, you will receive $50.00.