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Keywords

Autism in children--Treatment; Autistic children;

Abstract

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

1997

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education

Department

Department of Educational Psychology and Foundations

First Advisor

Christine A. Macfarlane

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Date Original

1997

Object Description

1 PDF file (59 pages)

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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