Date Approved

5-4-2004

Embargo Period

5-1-2016

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A. in School Psychology

Department

Educational Services and Leadership

College

College of Education

First Advisor

Klanderman, John

Subject(s)

Autistic children--Behavior modification; Behavior disorders in children; Problem children--Behavior modification

Disciplines

Educational Psychology

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to take an in depth look at ways to modify the specific behavior compliance of a child diagnosed with autism. The subject studied was a two year eleven month year old female who had a diagnosis of severe to moderate autism. Over a five week period, applied behavior analysis, a behavior technique used for individuals with autism, was implemented into her educational programming. Data was collected over this five week period and a one way mixed analysis of variance (ANOVA) was completed in order to see if her compliance rate had increased after using the applied behavior analysis technique. The results were statistically significant. Implications for using the applied behavior technique are discussed.

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