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dc.contributor.advisorLaarhoven, Toni vanen_US
dc.contributor.authorGerdes, Maggie R.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-11-11T16:02:55Z
dc.date.available2016-11-11T16:02:55Z
dc.date.issued2002
dc.identifier.urihttp://commons.lib.niu.edu/handle/10843/17040
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.en_US
dc.description.abstractAutism is a developmental disorder that affects many children. Its causes are unknown. The focus of this paper will be providing a brief history of autism, diagnosing autism, and comparing and contrasting four intervention models which include: Treatment and Education of Autistic and Related Communication Handicapped Children (TEACCH), Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), Sensory Integration therapy (SI therapy), and Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) TEACCH is an approach that "requires adaptations that must occur in three major areas of the child's life: home, school, and community. Starting with a comprehensive assessment, the approach comprises a number of interconnected elements, which are based on structured teaching" (Cumine et. al, 2000). The Applied Behavior Analysis theory is used for many children who have difficulties with learning, not just children with autism. This theory is based on Skinner's ideas about behavior. Skinner believed all behavior was learned and therefore could be changed by altering antecedents and consequences to behavior Once the antecedent and reinforcer are determined, the persons' behavior can be changed by not providing the reinforcer for inappropriate behavior and giving the reinforcer for the appropriate behavior.en_US
dc.format.extent55 pagesen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherNorthern Illinois Universityen_US
dc.rightsNIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.en_US
dc.subjectteaching methodsen_US
dc.subjectautismen_US
dc.titleMethods for teaching children with autismen_US
dc.type.genreDissertation/Thesisen_US
dc.typeTexten_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Special and Early Educationen_US
dc.description.degreeB.S.Ed. (Bachelor of Science in Education)en_US


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