Date of Award

6-2019

Culminating Project Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Applied Behavior Analysis: M.S.

Department

Community Psychology, Counseling and Family Therapy

College

School of Health and Human Services

First Advisor

Benjamin Witts

Second Advisor

Kimberly Schulze

Third Advisor

Michele Traub

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Keywords and Subject Headings

auditory sensitivity, assessment, ASD, Autism Spectrum Disorder

Abstract

Children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) are frequently reported to show sensitivity to auditory stimuli. While auditory preference assessments can show relative preference of one sound over another, they don’t provide information on the extent to which a sound might be aversive. The present study developed an escape and avoidance assessment in attempt to capture any sensitivity to auditory stimuli by comparing the results from this assessment to a standard auditory preference assessment, examining avoidance and escape responses of children to different speech types, and comparing the responses of children with an ASD diagnosis to typically developing children.

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