Culminating Project Title
Date of Award
Culminating Project Type
Applied Behavior Analysis: M.S.
Community Psychology, Counseling and Family Therapy
School of Health and Human Services
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Keywords and Subject Headings
Phelan-McDermid Syndrome, 22q13, SHANK3, applied behavior analysis, treatment
The purpose of this review was to summarize literature relating to treatment of Phelan-McDermid syndrome and identify ways in which applied behavior analysis can benefit this population. A systematic literature search revealed 23 articles focusing on treatment of Phelan-McDermid syndrome. Results indicated that previous interventions included: hormones, antipsychotics, anticonvulsants, antidepressants, selective reuptake inhibitors, psychotropics, and anxiolytics/sleeping pills. Despite reported medical successes, behavioral challenges facing the Phelan-McDermid syndrome community parallels those behavior analysts routinely address. To that end, the review concludes with ways in which applied behavior analysis can support those affected by Phelan-McDermid syndrome.
Keywords: Phelan-McDermid Syndrome, 22q13, SHANK3, applied behavior analysis, treatment
Schroeder, Kate Anne, "A Systematic Literature Review of Behavioral Interventions for Phelan-McDermid Syndrome" (2018). Culminating Projects in Community Psychology, Counseling and Family Therapy. 56.