ERIC Number: ED146492
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-May
Reference Count: 0
Behavioral Management of Autistic Children.
Bensky, Jeffrey M.
This paper attempts to provide a brief overview of the diagnosis, etiology, and treatment strategies presently being used with atuistics. Discussion of treatment strategies revolves around the use of operant techniques; from Lindsley and Skinner (1954) to more recent attempts of Lovaas (1976). Generalization and maintenance are also discussed in light of Schreibman's (1975) recent work. In addition, a review of research regarding elimination of maladaptive behaviors is presented. Finally, future directions and guidelines pertaining to treatment strategies with autistic children are covered. Ethical, legal, and cognitive/developmental issues are discussed. (Author)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Association for Behavior Analysis (4th, Chicago, Illinois, May 14-17, 1977); Best copy available