Cathy Busay

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Master of Arts in Education (MA)

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Special Education, Special Education Autism Spectrum Disorder


Enrique Dominguez Deleon, Pamela A. Redmond, Jim O'Connor


Social success is critical to our existence as humans. We need to be able to express ourselves in order to get our needs and wants met. We need to be able to express ourselves in order to make friendships and interact socially with others. However children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) have deficits in communication, social skills and social interaction. Education and specially communication and social skills are important for us to be productive members of society. It is also important that children with ASD become productive and contributing members of society. In order for this to occur with children with ASD, instruction on how to communicate and interact with peers and others is crucial. As more and more children are being diagnosed with ASD, there is a need to an effective social skills program is necessary for these children to be successful in social skill development and acquisition. This paper examines the development and implementation of an ABA program that may help students gain social skills and social interaction with their peers.