Publication Date

Spring 2020

Advisor(s) - Committee Chair

Dr. Carl Myers (Director), Dr. Sarah Ochs, and Dr. Thomas Gross

Degree Program

Department of Psychology

Degree Type

Specialist in Education


Aggression can be present in students diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and may need to be considered within academic environments. Interventions that are evidence-based have been identified to assist educators with issues with aggression in students with ASD. This review of evidence-based interventions highlights the effectiveness and social validity within educational settings that may be useful to instructors and other educational staff. Teachers need to be equipped with interventions that are considered to be effective and easy to implement within the school system. The literature available about the evidence based interventions for students with ASD are limited when the environmental setting is specified, so this review expanded to clinical and community settings. The current review provides an examination of interventions that can applied within the school setting and may be considered a resource for educators, as it emphasizes details that are vital to implementation in public school settings that may not have access to behavioral analysts and instructional assistants with specialized training.


Experimental Analysis of Behavior | Psychology | School Psychology