Graduate Research Papers


Open Access Graduate Research Paper


Autistic children--Education; Autism in children--Treatment;


This project describes professional development sessions to assist educators in implementing interventions and treatment programs for children with severe autism in an educational setting.

The questions this project will address include: (1) What interventions and treatment program for children with severe autism are available to use in an educational setting, (2) What research supports interventions and treatment programs for children with severe autism, (3) How can they be implemented into the classroom, and (4) How can professional development sessions be implemented to assist teachers?

The professional development sessions described in this project include four two-hour sessions. The purpose of these sessions is to introduce early childhood special education teachers and paraprofessionals, support staff, and administrators to an overview of autism, and to provide interventions and treatment programs for children with severe autism.

Year of Submission


Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education


Department of Curriculum and Instruction

First Advisor

Rebecca K. Edmiaston


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