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The Relationship between Mealtime Behavior Problems and Family Stress

By Stables, Victoria


This online article briefly summarizes a research study which investigated the behavior of children with autism during mealtimes. Children with autism did show more behavior problems and selective eating than typically-developing children. Selective eating by children with autism affected family food choices.

The Autism Spectrum Disorders Treatment and Care Research group, based out of York University, writes summaries of research studies on autism and developmental disabilities to inform parents, individuals with autism, practitioners, and the general public on recent findings about autism.

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This online article is in English


Chair in Autism Spectrum Disorders Treatment and Care Research
Ontario, Canada

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