Open Access Graduate Research Paper
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
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Educational Psychology and Foundations
Barry J. Wilson
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©1998 Sarah Chase Ferguson
Ferguson, Sarah Chase, "Autism : a look into cause and treatment" (1998). Graduate Research Papers. 637.