ERIC Number: ED145325
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: N/A
Behavioristic Procedures in the Treatment of Autistic Children: A Review of the Literature.
Akiyama, Robert M.
Children with infantile autism display characteristics and behaviors that severely limit their growth and functioning on many levels. Research is reviewed in which principles of operant conditioning are implemented in procedures designed to investigate and/or modify the autistic child's behavior in the following areas: (a) social interaction, (b) language and communication, (c) school and home functioning, and (d) attention. In addition, the limitations of the behavioristic approach to the treatment of autism and the justification for it are reviewed. (Author)
Descriptors: Attention, Autism, Behavior Change, Emotional Adjustment, Individual Development, Interaction Process Analysis, Interpersonal Relationship, Language Handicaps, Literature Reviews, Operant Conditioning, Therapy, Withdrawal (Psychology)
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Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Psychological Association, Washington, DC. Journal Supplement Abstract Service.