Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)
Ken Bleile, Honors Thesis Advisor, Communication Sciences and Disorders
Gregory Wallace, Honors Thesis Advisor, Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, The George Washington University
Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) are at substantially elevated risk of developing obesity (Curtin et al., 2014), which cascades to negatively impact their broader health (Sharp et al., 2013). Specifically, children with ASD often consume increased amounts of highly caloric foods in comparison to their non-ASD peers, leading to the development of obesity as they enter into adolescence and adulthood (Sharp et al., 2013). The mechanisms contributing to and driving these adverse health outcomes are unclear. Appetitive traits, such as food fussiness, likely play a role. The purpose of this study is to examine appetitive traits via parent report in children with ASD.
Year of Submission
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
University Honors Designation
A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the designation University Honors
1 PDF file (15 pages)
©2020 Kayla Diane Beyer
Beyer, Kayla Diane, "Eating behaviors in autism" (2020). Honors Program Theses. 417.