Applied Behavior Analysis and Its Application to Autism and Autism Related Disorders

  • Joel E. Ringdahl
  • Todd Kopelman
  • Terry S. Falcomata


This chapter will be basic foundations. The theory behind operant conditioning will be the first part of the chapter. Next terms and concepts will be reviewed such as reinforcement, shaping, etc. The presentation of these concepts will include applications to autism. The chapter will conclude with current developments in theory (e.g., functional assessment, positive behavioral supports)


Autism Spectrum Disorder Problem Behavior Disruptive Behavior Apply Behavior Analysis Differential Reinforcement 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Joel E. Ringdahl
    • 1
  • Todd Kopelman
    • 1
  • Terry S. Falcomata
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric PsychologyChildren’s Hospital of Iowa, Center for Disabilities and DevelopmentIowa CityUSA

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