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Eating Issues and Food Selectivity in Autism Spectrum Disorder

Date Published: November 2019

In this recorded webinar, Emily Kuschner discusses eating issues commonly seen in children who have autism, with a focus on food selectivity (picky eating). She also shares information about an innovative cognitive-behavioral approach for treating food selectivity in school-age youth with ASD.

Who is Emily Kuschner?

A photo of Emily Kuschner, PhDEmily S. Kuschner, Ph.D, is a licensed clinical psychologist and scientist at the Lurie Family Foundation’s Magnetoencephalography (MEG) Center and the Center for Autism Research at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Dr. Kuschner earned her doctorate in clinical psychology at the University of Rochester. She has a program of research aimed at understanding food selectivity in children, adolescents, and adults with ASD. She also developed the BUFFET Program (Building Up Food Flexibility and Exposure Treatment), a multi-family, group treatment targeting improved food selectivity.

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