Date of Graduation

Summer 5-18-2017

Document Type

Project

Degree Name

Master of Arts in International and Multicultural Education (IME)

College/School

School of Education

Department/Program

International and Multicultural Education (IME)

First Advisor

Susan Katz

Abstract

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) uses a behavioral approach to help clients and their behavioral challenges. This treatment has been proven to be a highly effective intervention for children with developmental disabilities, such as autism spectrum disorders. It is widely practiced in the United States and many other developed countries; however, this intervention is not widely available in Taiwan. This phenomenon requires our investigation because it raises questions about the available supports and interventions for children with special needs in Taiwan. This project is to explore factors that influence the development of ABA intervention in Taiwan. The goal of this project is to come up with recommendations that target current obstacles for Taiwanese government, ABA organizations as well as educational institutions to adopt for increasing the access to ABA treatments for children with developmental disabilities in Taiwan.