Journal of Biology and Today's World

"Nutrition Related Behavior Problems in Autism Spectrum Disorders"


Author(s): Mansour Noori, Farzad Weisi, Vahdi Rashedi, Amir Tayebi Sani, Mohammad Rezaei, Mohammad Mahboubi

"Feeding is an essential function, which affects the life quality of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Approximately, 80% of the ASD patients have some feeding difficulties. This study aimed to determine the prevalence of behavioral feeding problems in ASD. In this cross-sectional descriptive study, 30 individuals with ASD referred to speech and language pathology clinic were included using random sampling. To gather the data, Screening Tool of feeding Problems (STEP) was used. Data analysis was done through SPSS. The findings of the study indicated that all subjects were somehow involved with behavioral feeding problems. Findings indicate that in autism children, behavioral feeding problems were prevalent. These problems will be treated by opportune identification."

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