Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Professional Support for Applied Behavioral Analysis Staff Serving Families of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Grant Proposal
by Santos, Sara Dionne, M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2019, 69; 13812057
Abstract (Summary)

Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) have progressed much from treatment and intervention from Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). Unfortunately, the families receiving treatment face a number of struggles from the initial diagnostic process, to the search for appropriate services, financial burdens, management of behaviors and caring for a child with ASD among everyday life stressors. Although appropriate ABA services may be in place and implemented in a professional manner to serve children with ASD, the overall stressors families face can impede the relationship between behavior therapy staff and families which can affect the progress of a child. Therefore, the intended purpose of this grant thesis proposal is to seek funding for a research trial of an ABA staff development program. This program would be designed to target a systems theory perspective in hopes of creating an awareness of the challenge’s families of children with ASD face, which ultimately may affect progress of a child. Although actual submission of this grant proposal is not requirement for thesis completion, a realistic host agency is needed. Easterseals Southern California Autism services–ABA department has allowed partnership for this project.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Lam, Brian
Commitee: Brocato, Jo, Campbell, Venetta
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Social Work, School of
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 81/1(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Social work
Keywords: Applied behavior analysis, Autism, Children, Families, Social work
Publication Number: 13812057
ISBN: 9781085566711
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