Posted by berry picker
on August 13, 2000 at 04:09:02:
In Reply to: Re: Problem:autistic son with severe feeding problems, ABA program, non-food reinforcement ideas??? posted by Diane on August 11, 2000 at 23:51:38:
: : Our son has had severe feeding problem since well before we new he was autistic. Now we know the root of the feeding problem (ultimate picky eater), but it we are going to be starting an ABA program soon and need more ideas for reinforcements. Also, we would like to know we are not alone with this dilemma. I am new to this site, I wish I found it months ago!!! Everyone is so supportive. We live in a very rural area of Alaska and have had support, but not able to talk to others in the same boat. Also, is there a message board just for ABA discussion?? I thank you for any assistance!!
Thank you for your suggestions and your news is WONDERFUL to hear!! Our son is non-verbal and will be 35 months when he starts his ABA program. How old was yours? I am worried we are a bit late. I am so looking forward to hearin him speak!! Also the program we are using has discreet trials but also generalizes the teachings from the beginning. Was your ABA program a true Lovaas-type program or a hybrid?? Did you use nutritional supplements like Super Nu-Thera?? I appreciate the information.