Napolitano, Ph.D., BCBA-D., the study’s principal investigator and associate professor of Pediatrics at URMC’s Golisano Children’s Medical center. ‘If a child has only a rote group of skills, it’s hard to be successful.’ Many kids with ASD may become frustrated and uncomfortable when asked to use of repetitive activities and create something new. Using Applied Behavior Analysis , the technology of figuring out how exactly to target and systematically switch a specific behavior, the study’s researchers succeeded in teaching all six kids with ASD in the study to play with legos in a more creative way.‘I still go to out to dinners and to restaurants and I'll modify the meal so that an open-encounter is eaten by me sandwich, or if I really want potato chips I'll eat fifty % and throw the other half away. I am aware of the calorie consumption and of what I must say i want to eat also,’ she said. ‘I do eat more salads and vegetables, but if I want to eat something, I pay attention to those feelings and it is eaten by me, but in a smaller amount.’ Here are Dr.