Capstone/Dissertation Title

What are effective teaching and parent training strategies for home based education of children with autism spectrum disorder?

Term

2007

Capstone

Thesis

Degree Name

MAEd

Abstract

This capstone included a literature review of strategies that through evidence based practices, have been shown the to be effective with children who have Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The outcome of this capstone was a curriculum that implements these strategies into the home setting and education of children who have ASD. The curriculum has a strong parent training component and was developed for use with children under the age of three. The strategies that were used in this curriculum were, Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) /Behavioral Interventions, The Picture Exchange Communication Systems (PECS), The Treatment and Education of Autistic and Related Communication Handicapped Children Program (TEACCH), The Learning Experiences: An Alternative Program (LEAP) and The Floor Time method.

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