M.A. in School Psychology
Educational Services and Leadership
College of Education
Autistic children--Education; Children with mental disabilities--Behavior modification
The purpose of this study is to provide information to support that, through the use of behavioral intervention techniques, especially the use of positive reinforcement, teachers can help to improve the academic success of the child with autism. The purpose of this current study is to view two unique groups of subjects. Subjects for this design consisted of twelve (12) preschool-aged students from the Gloucester County Special Services School District. The subjects were randomly assigned to two groups. The first group would receive reinforcement for their behaviors and the second group would not. It was hypothesized for this study that students who received reinforcement for their behaviors would show less maladaptive hitting behaviors and better times on task in the classroom. Results from this study support the hypotheses.
Dundee, James H. Jr., "The use of behavioral intervention techniques in aiding autistic children in the classroom" (1997). Theses and Dissertations. 2056.