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Autism and Pica: Study Shows Behavioral Intervention Can Reduce Danger

A review of autism treatment records identifies behavioral strategies that reduce tendency to eat dangerous nonfood items A review of autism treatment records identifies behavioral strategies that reduce tendency to eat dangerous nonfood items February 11, 2015 A new report finds that behavioral therapy can effectively curb pica – the dangerous tendency to eat things that aren’t food. Pica is common among those with

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New Pica Tool Kits from the Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network!

The AS-ATN is excited to launch new guides to pica, a common eating disorder among people with autism, for parents and professionals! This is a post by David B. McAdam, Ph.D., an Associate Professor in the Department of Neurodevelopmental & Behavioral Pediatrics at the University of Rochester Medical Center, an Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network site. Pica is the frequent eating or mouthing of things that

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