Spoon-to-cup fading as treatment for cup drinking in a child with intestinal failure

Rebecca A. Groff, Cathleen C Piazza, Jason R. Zeleny, Jack R. Dempsey

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We treated a child with intestinal failure who consumed solids on a spoon but not liquids from a cup. We used spoon-to-cup fading, which consisted of taping a spoon to a cup and then gradually moving the bowl of the spoon closer to the edge of the cup. Spoon-to-cup fading was effective for increasing consumption of liquids from a cup.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)949-954
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of applied behavior analysis
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2011



  • cup drinking
  • fading
  • feeding disorders
  • intestinal failure
  • pediatric feeding disorders
  • short gut syndrome
  • total parenteral nutrition

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Philosophy
  • Applied Psychology
  • Sociology and Political Science

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