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Keywords

Autism--Etiology; Autism--Treatment;

Abstract

This paper reviews the literature on the etiology and treatment of autism in an attempt to answer three questions. First, what are the main theories on the cause of autism? To answer this the theories of the psychoanalytic, behavioral, and biological perspectives are examined. Second, what treatment methods are available for children with autism? Ideas on treatment are discussed from each of. the three perspectives. In addition, UCLA's Young Autism Project and Project TEACCH are covered. Third, what is the nature of treatment? The importance of specific treatment in the areas of language, social skills and daily living skills is reported.

Year of Submission

1998

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education

Department

Department of Educational Psychology and Foundations

First Advisor

Barry J. Wilson

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Date Original

1998

Object Description

1 PDF file (iv, 83 pages)

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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