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Master of Science in Education (MSEd)
This thesis examines the possible variations of onsets of autism, its symptoms and behaviors, reviews the literature investigating the causes of autism, and explores the experiences of families living with autism. Two treatments for autism are compared and contrasted: the Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and the Developmental, Individual Difference, Relationship Floortime Model (DIR/Floortime). Included are the completed questionaires from the parents, teachers and therapists of the two children observed.
Morales, C. (2009). Comparative Review of Onsets of Autism, Treatment Approaches, and the Affects of Autism on Families of Young Children. New York : Bank Street College of Education. https://educate.bankstreet.edu/independent-studies/302