Graduate Research Papers


Open Access Graduate Research Paper


Autistic children -- Behavior modification; Autistic children -- Education -- Social aspects;


According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 166 children are born with autism (Falco, 2008). With this continual increase of children being diagnosed there is a lot of pressure put on schools to provide the quality programming for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Children with ASD have delays with their language and communication skills, social skills and theory of mind, and also these children have challenges with sensory processing. Rogers (2000) wrote that social dysfunction is the single most defining characteristic of autism, and it is also one of the most important to overcome. As educators, we need to provide programming that specifically targets the social needs of students with ASD. Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) has been a program that has brought success in teaching social skills as well as other necessary skills to children with ASD. ABA strategies should be used with students' ASD to teach new skills, however these teaching techniques can't be used only in a one-to-one setting. The ABA programs and strategies need to be utilized in the classroom and taught in an inclusive setting, this will maximize the benefits for the child with ASD.

Year of Submission


Degree Name

Master of Arts


Department of Curriculum and Instruction


Division of Instructional Technology

First Advisor

Charles R. May

Second Advisor

Jill M. Uhlenberg


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