Theses and Dissertations - UTB/UTPA
Parent implementation of the developmental, individual difference, relationship-based (DIR) program: Changes in the repetitive behaviors of children with autism
Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Dr. Terry Overton
Dr. Cheryl Fielding
Dr. Mary Cid
The study examined the changes in behavioral repetitive/stereotypies based on parent implementation and non-implementation in the Developmental, Individual-Difference, Relationship-Based (DIR) program designed for children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). An experimental, 2x2 repeated measures analysis of variance (ANOVA) was used to measure the changes in behavioral repetitive/stereotypies such as: rocking or other whole body movements, hand-flapping, ritualism, finger/light stimulation, aggressive behavior to self, and aggressive behavior to others, based on parent implementation or non-implementation of the DIR program. Nine participants were randomly selected and assigned to a DIR treatment group and a control group. The study was conducted over an eight week period.
University of Texas-Pan American
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