Pre-school Programs and Autistic Children Research Proposal by hicaliber

Pre-school Programs and Autistic Children
This paper is a research proposal to determine whether preschool disabled programs have a positive impact on the social development of autistic children.
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This paper explains that experts have a hard time agreeing on the causes and risks of autism, which is a spectrum disorder; however, there is a general agreement that it is a devastating disorder impacting social skills in ways that are far reaching. The author proposes a research study to determine if pre-school programs designed for disabled children are effective methods for helping children with autism develop their social skills and thus increase their ability to communicate. The paper reports that the research will use the case study method studying ten selected participants. The author will gather information using a multi-dimensional approach of interviews with the family members and teachers, observations and empirical data from program records.

Table of Contents
Background of Study
Purpose of Study
Significance of Study
Research Questions
Literature Review
Proposed Methodology
Exploring the Options
"What Is Methodology?
Literature Review
This Study Proposal Choice
Data Analysis
Limitations of Study

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Cicchetti, Domenic V.(1993) Quantifying social development in autism. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Cohen, J. & Cohen, P. (1983), Applied Multiple Regression/Correlation Analysis for the Behavioral Sciences, 2nd ed. Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum.
  • Finucci, J. M., Isaacs, S. D., Whitehouse, C. C. & Childs, B. (1982), Empirical validation of reading and spelling quotients. Dev. Med. Child Neurol., 24:733-744.
  • Freeman, B. J., Ritvo, E., Yokota, D., Childs, J. & Pollard, J. (1988), WISC-R and Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scale Scores in autistic children. J. Am. Acad. Child Adolesc. Psychiatry, 27:428-429.
  • Geist, Eugene A.(2003) The effects of teaching play strategies on social interaction for a child with autism: a case study. Journal of Research in Childhood Education;

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"Pre-school Programs and Autistic Children" 01 May 2007. Web. 27 November. 2022. <>