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Healy, O., Lydon, S., Holloway, J., & Dwuer, M
2013 Unknown
The Comprehensive Guide to Autism
Behavioral Interventions for Aggressive Behaviors in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
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he symptoms of autism can affect an individual across their development and lifespan.  The presence of co-occurring problems, such as intellectual disability and behavior disorders, can greatly impact the complexity of the core symptoms of the condition.  It has been demonstrated that behavioral problems in autism are prevalentwith a range from 35.8% to 94.3% (Kozlowski, Matson & Rieske, 2012) and a large number of studies identifying at least half of participants with autism engaging in one or more challenging behaviors (e.g., Matson, Wilkins, & Macken, 2009; Murphy, Healy, & Leader, 2009).  Aggression is often observed as one form of challenging behavior in autism and can threaten both personal safety and the safety of others and can also significantly impact on one’s exposure to greater numbers of learning opportunities.  H
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