Treatment of Working Memory in Autism

  • Jonathan TarboxEmail author
  • Angela Persicke
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Individuals with autism have documented deficits in working memory, but relatively little research has attempted to treat these deficits. Existing research consists of studies that have used positive reinforcement and multiple exemplar training, both of which are applied behavior analytic treatment procedures. Overall, the results of existing research suggest that working memory is amenable to treatment in children with autism. This chapter describes the existing research and proposes directions for future research.


Short-term Memory Multiple Exemplar Training Baltruschat Complex Span Tasks Counting Span Task 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Center for Autism and Related DisordersTarzanaUSA

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