This present study outlined the various methods and benefits of Applied Behavior Analysis therapy and the impact of its application for individuals diagnosed with autism. When administering this type of therapy the therapist uses techniques such as positive reinforcement, discrete trial teaching, chaining, phasing, and errorless learning to teach an individual new skills or to shape maladaptive behaviors into more healthy ones.

Keywords: Applied Behavior Analysis, autism, discrete trial teaching, therapy

Year Manuscript Completed

Fall 2022

Senior Project Advisor

Marla Poyner

Degree Awarded

Bachelor of Integrated Studies Degree

Field of Study

Commerce & Leadership

Document Type

Thesis - Murray State Access only

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