Sensory Processing Dysfunction and Mealtime Behavior Problems in Children with Autism.

Publication date: May 20, 2021

To compare sensory processing and mealtime problem behaviors among autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and typically developing controls and to examine the relationship between atypical sensory processing and eating problems in children with ASD. 50children (4-10 years) with a diagnosis of ASD as per DSM-5 were recruited from the pediatric psychology clinic of a tertiary care center in India. The Brief Assessment of Mealtime Behavior in Children (BAMBIC) and the Short Sensory Profile (SSP) were administered to measure feeding and sensory processing problems, respectively. Parents were interviewed about their child’s dietary intake using a 3-day dietary recall. The ASD group showed greater mealtime behavior problems than the TD group and had significantly higher total scores on the BAMBI (P

Concepts Keywords
50children Pervasive developmental disorders
Autism Neurological disorders
Clinic Psychiatry
Eating Abnormal psychology
Mealtime Psychiatric diagnosis
Parents Branches of biology
Psychology Autism
Greater mealtime behavior
Sensory processing problems
Atypical sensory processing
Low arousal approach
Autism spectrum
Developmental neuroscience


Type Source Name
disease MESH Autism
disease MESH problem behaviors
disease MESH autism spectrum disorder
disease MESH eating
disease MESH diagnosis

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