Abstract

In recent years, a surge of interest in the autism spectrum has occurred. As more is known about it, more interventions are developed to help those who struggle with the disorder. Although there are many popular interventions for autism, one of the most popular ones is applied behavior analysis, a form of behavior modification that stresses the importance of the relationship between an individual’s behavior and their environment. This literature review summarizes the effectiveness of applied behavior analysis in helping people with autism in the five areas of development, and applies the research in a theoretical way to the researcher-created scenario of an autistic child.

Semester/Year of Award

Spring 5-5-2012

Mentor

Theresa M. Nowak

Department/Professional Affiliation

Psychology

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Degree Name

Honors Scholars

Department

Psychology

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