ERIC Number: ED199943
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jul
The Use of "Rest" (Restricted Environmental Stimulation Therapy) as a Therapeutic Treatment Model for the Autistic Child: A Pilot Study.
Schwartz, Geraldine; And Others
The use of Restricted Environmental Stimulation Therapy (REST) as a treatment procedure was evaluated with eight autistic children of two age groups: 6 to 8 years and 9 to 11 years. The stimulation of the environment was reduced to a minimum for 48 hours. Psychological assessment was performed as well as measures of Ss' learning rates on discrimination tasks and behavior ratings. Preliminary results indicated that stimulus restriction did not appear to be aversive for autistic children. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the International Council of Psychologists (38th, Bergen, Norway, July, 1980).