Autism and Feeding Intervention Study

A UW-Madison research lab is recruiting for a Parent-Mediated Feeding Intervention Study for children with ASD and their families, which will begin in late January/early February. Here’s the information about the study:

We are looking for volunteers to take part in a pilot intervention
study for children ages 2 to 7 years with autism spectrum disorders and feeding challenges.

As a participant in this study, you would be asked to participate in an intake assessment, ~3 interviews focused on your child’s feeding challenges and behaviors, group parent training sessions, individual parent training sessions and weekly intervention sessions for you and your child that focus on their feeding concerns.

Individual training sessions and delivering the intervention in your home will be approximately 5 to 7 hours per week over six months. You will also be asked to complete standardized assessments as well as a three-day diet record for your child. The intervention study will take place over a six-month time period. Interviews, intervention sessions, and observations will be conducted in your home. Two assessments may also occur at the Waisman Center. 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.

Your child may benefit from the parent-mediated feeding intervention with improved feeding skills. However, this is a pilot study and there is no guarantee of any direct benefit.

For more information about this study or to volunteer for this study, please contact:

Karla Ausderau at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
Phone: (608) 262-0653 or Email: