M.A. in School Psychology
Educational Services and Leadership
College of Education
Autistic children--Education; Behavioral assessment of children; Children with mental disabilities--Education (Preschool)
The purpose of this study was to examine the kinds of behaviors that were displayed in school and at home by autistic and PDD children of pre-school age. A group of twenty children were selected for this study. The children's parents and teachers answered questionnaires regarding different types of behavior exhibited by the children at different times. T-tests were conducted to compare the total amount of autistic type behaviors shown in the home environment versus in the school setting. The sub-tests of the questionnaire were also analyzed using t-tests. A significant difference was found between the overall amount of typical autistic behaviors expressed at home as compared to those seen in school. The results also indicate that there was a significant difference between home and school behaviors of the autistic and PDD children in each of the four sub-tests of the questionnaire.
Ribatsky, Debra L., "A comparison of the home and school behaviors of pre-school age autistic and PDD children" (1998). Theses and Dissertations. 1992.