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August 27th 2013: Feeding Issues in Children with Autism

This week on Autism Spectrum Radio we explore one of life’s most basic functions, eating. Many parent’s know the challenges of having a child who is a picky eater but for children with autism, the issues become more complex. Many of our kids have challenges with food aversions and selectivity as well as chronic digestive issues. This week we talk with two experts about how to ensure our children are getting the nutrition they need. Rob Haupt is excited to welcome Dr. Eric Levey and Dr. Peter Girolami of the Pediatric Feeding Disorders Program at Kennedy Krieger Institute. Be sure to catch t

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Dr. Eric Levey

Dr. Eric Levey is a researcher and pediatrician specializing in the medical care of children with severe developmental disabilities. Currently, he serves as the medical director for the Pediatric Feeding Disorders Program at Kennedy Krieger Institute. Since completing the fellowship in 1999, he has been working at the Kennedy Krieger Institute in its spina bifida and cerebral palsy programs. He is the former director of the Philip A. Keelty Center for Spina Bifida & Related Conditions. Dr. Levey is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Academic Pediatric Association, Society for Research in Hydrocephalus and Spina Bifida, and the American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmenta
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Dr. Peter Girolami

Dr. Peter Girolami is is the clinical director and a case manager for the Pediatric Feeding Disorders Program at Kennedy Krieger Institute. He is a licensed psychologist in the state of Maryland and a board-certified behavior analyst (BCBA). He is a member of the Association for Behavior Analysis and Maryland Association for Behavior Analysis. Dr. Girolami's training, research and experience have focused on the application of behavior analytic principles to the assessment and treatment of severe feeding problems and related concerns in individuals with or without developmental disabilities.
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