SCH PS507 - Autism and Developmental Disabilities

(Credits: 3)

This course addresses some conceptual, methodological, and clinical issues surrounding the behavior analytic treatment of autism spectrum disorder(ASD) and related developmental disabilities. Topics include: behavioral theory of autism, systems approaches to autism treatment, language interventions and verbal behavior, joint attention, behavioral cusps, early intensive behavioral intervention, evidence based treatment, and distinctions between behavior analytic approaches to autism treatment and other approaches.