One of the most common symptoms experienced by individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a difficulty understanding, interpreting, and dealing with one’s own emotions and the emotions of others which often leads to an impairment in regulating emotional experiences. Emotional regulation includes the processes whereby we influence which emotions we have, when we have them, and how we experience and express them. The purpose of the current study is to function as a preliminary analysis to determine if a behavioral skills training (BST) package with video modeling (VM) can be used to increase appropriate emotional regulation skills for a child diagnosed with ASD. In general, the results of this study suggest a possible increase in emotion regulation with results similar to other BST data regarding the addition of a contingency including the use of positive reinforcement for appropriate behavior.
Date of Degree
Master of Arts (MA)
Program of Study
Humanities and Social Sciences
Flynn, K. (2023). Examining the effects of a behavioral skills training package on the emotional regulation skills of a child with autism spectrum disorder [Master’s thesis, Minnesota State University, Mankato]. Cornerstone: A Collection of Scholarly and Creative Works for Minnesota State University, Mankato. https://cornerstone.lib.mnsu.edu/etds/1319/
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