ISU PSY 231 - Behavioral Treatment of Autistic Children (2 pages)

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Notes on the movie: Behavioral Treatment of Autistic Children


Lecture number:
8
Pages:
2
Type:
Lecture Note
School:
Illinois State University
Course:
Psy 231 - Research Methods in Psychology
Edition:
1

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PSY 231 1st Edition Lecture 8 Outline of Last Lecture I Test Information II Manipulation III Decisions About the Manipulation Outline of Current Lecture II Autism Movie Notes Current Lecture Autism Movie Notes What kinds of problems are associated with autism lacks social and self help skills extreme tantrums innattentive half are mute and half repeat what others say What kind of research forms the basis for treatment for children with autism BF Skinners behavoiral approach using operant conditioning Does the treatment for these children look like it is easy The treatment looks hard and frustrating It does not look like normal social behavoir it looks similar to training a dog The independent variable for this experiment is Pam and Ricky s social skills The dependent variable is the treatment What were the effects of the treatment Pam and Ricky could talk and listen better and it also reduced self injury Without the treatment they regressed lossing most of their language and social skills The Actual Experiment Experimental group 19 kids with autism with 40hrs per week of treatment Control group only got 10hrs of treatment per week What ways were the experimental group and control group treated the same same age at diagnosis close in age when they started the experiment mostly boys similar socioeconomic status similar IQ s no language previously excess self stimulation tantrums The IV childrens social skills DV treatment Many of the children that had treatment 40hrs a week had an average IQ increase by 37 points and could be differenaited from normal kids their age



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