Thesis Title

Individualized Instruction Strategies in Mainstream Classrooms: Including Students with Autistic Spectrum Disorder

Graduation Date

Spring 2008

Document Type

Master's Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science

Program Name


Program Director

Madalienne Peters, EdD


This literature review describes research based teaching strategies for general education teachers to provide equal education for students diagnosed with autism. General education classrooms are often made up of students with a broad spectrum of abilities, and it is the teacher’s job to meet the needs of those students.

Strategies addressed in this review include animal assisted therapy, antecedent, peer mediated, and self-management approaches. These strategies have been shown to improve social and/or academic abilities for students diagnosed with autism. This review of the literature provides a collective base to aid general education teachers in the instruction of autistic students included in their classrooms.

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