Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Autism in children--Treatment; Autistic children;
Students with autism display extreme difficulties with communication skills, social interactions, and often engage in restrictive and repetitive patterns of behavior (DSM-IV, 1994 ). As a result of these behaviors, and the often comorbid mental retardation, students with autism have many complex educational needs.
This paper will provide a complete literature review of the historic development of autism, possible etiologies of autism, and current diagnostic criteria. In addition, specifically the literature regarding one current behavioral approach to intervention, the Lovaas Method, and one method of antecedent controlled intervention, the TEACCH model will be reviewed. Additionally, research on other successful interventions for children with autism will be discussed. This paper will be concluded with discussion regarding the possibility of an intervention that combines the components of Lovaas and TEACCH that additional researchers have proven to be effective.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Educational Psychology and Foundations
Christine A. Macfarlane
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©1997 Jodi Suzanne Bronson
Bronson, Jodi Suzanne, "Two treatment approaches for young children with autism : common ground?" (1997). Graduate Research Papers. 446.