Culminating Project Title
Date of Award
Culminating Project Type
Special Education: M.S.
School of Education
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Keywords and Subject Headings
Autism, Self-Injurious, Interventions
The high prevalence rate of individuals with autism who display self-injurious behaviors, coupled with the growing number of youth with an autism diagnosis, has created a need for an expanded array of assistive options. This starred paper examines, through literature review, the effectiveness of interventions on self-injurious behaviors in individuals with autism. Behavior, and non-behavior, based interventions are considered from domestic and international sources. Behavior based interventions continue to be an effective option that can be applied to a wide spectrum of students, however there was significant effective use of alternative intervention strategies for specific individual applications. This holds true to the idea of individualization within the field of special education.
Sasse, Joshua, "Interventions to Reduce Self-Injurious Behaviors in Youth with Autism" (2018). Culminating Projects in Special Education. 53.