Video-on-Demand: When Just A Spoonful Of Sugar Is Not Enough: Getting Kids With Autism To Take Their Medicine
NLG clinicians, Jessica Slaton, Kate Raftery, and Maureen Lacerte present procedures developed at NLG for teaching students with a prior negative history with administration of medicine/ healthful foods to successfully take their medicine. These procedures include openness with the child about the substance to be consumed, gradual desensitization to the aspects of medication delivery that are aversive to the child, and allowing the child to control when the medication is delivered. Important to the procedures is that no physical coercion is used. This presentation is recommended for professionals and parents who wish to establish successful medication tolerance or remediate issues with medication tolerance. The presentation is also recommended for medical professionals who wish to work with families to make visits to medical sites successful.