M.A. in School Psychology
Educational Services and Leadership
College of Education
Autism in children; Child psychology
This is a case study that examines the effectiveness of early intervention and applied behavior analysis. The subject was a two year old male diagnosed with Autism. The subject received applied behavior analysis in his home for a period of two months at a rate of four hours per week. The goal of this study was determine whether or not early intervention and applied behavior analysis increase the cognitive and behavioral functioning of the subject. The effectiveness was measured by the subject's ability to complete three goals set by the family and the early intervention program at Rowan University. The goals were pointing to objects, imitating spoken works and sitting for ten minutes. The results from this case study indicate that applied behavior analysis and early intervention are effective.
Westcott, Kathleen I., "Early intervention and applied behavior analysis: a case study" (2006). Theses and Dissertations. 952.