Nutritional Disorders Telehealth Network Project
Child Constitution Interventions
Referral to address behavioral/psychiatric issues in children with undernutrition.
Behavioral management procedures systematically apply positive and negative consequences contingent on specific child behaviors. Behavior management procedures consist of techniques based on learning principles that can be applied to problems to strengthen adaptive behaviors and to weaken maladaptive behaviors.
A behavioral contract is a written agreement between a caregiver and a child to help them to achieve a specified goal. In a medical context this tool is generally used to help with adherence to a medical plan. Using behavioral contracts to treat nutrition problems is a common practice.