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Document Type

Research Paper

Superseded Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education (Education of Learning Disabled Children)

Colleges & School

Cardinal Stritch College

Degree Granted By

Cardinal Stritch College

First Advisor

Sister Joanne Marie Kliebhan, O.S.F.

Library of Congress Subject Heading

Autism in children; Autistic children--Behavior modification; Exchange theory (Sociology)


It was the purpose of this paper to present an overview of methods relating to language acquisition (for autistics) based on behavior management techniques. Social exchange methods are also reviewed. However, for the purpose of this paper, the social exchange theory was considered to be a subcategory as it is based upon operant conditioning techniques. Further insights into the etiology, occurrence and population of autism are also discussed.


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