A flipped spoon and chin prompt to increase mouth clean

Jack Dempsey, Cathleen C. Piazza, Rebecca A. Groff, Jennifer M. Kozisek

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We treated the liquid refusal of a 15-month-old girl using 2 antecedent manipulations: flipped spoon and chin prompt. Use of the chin prompt in the absence of the flipped spoon failed to produce increases in mouth clean (a product measure of swallowing). By contrast, modest increases in mouth clean resulted from the implementation of the flipped spoon alone. The greatest increases in mouth clean resulted from the combination of the 2 manipulations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)961-965
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of applied behavior analysis
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1 2011



  • alternating treatments
  • antecedent manipulation
  • chin prompt
  • escape extinction
  • feeding disorders
  • flipped spoon
  • pediatric feeding disorders

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Philosophy
  • Applied Psychology
  • Sociology and Political Science

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