Graduation Date

Fall 2018

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Master of Arts degree with a major in Education

Committee Chair Name

David Ellerd

Committee Chair Affiliation

HSU Faculty or Staff

Second Committee Member Name

Eric Van Duzer

Second Committee Member Affiliation

HSU Faculty or Staff

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This Study will look at the effectiveness of using music as an intervention during structured activities to increase the level of engagement in students with Autism by measuring time on task during a math skills activity. This is a single case research study of an 18-year-old male student with ASD. The student will be measured using alternate treatment variables in which the student will be instructed to wear headphones with classical music for a measured amount of time, and then alternatively, for the same amount of time, without headphones. The outcome will be measured by rate efficiency while completing a structured task and be determined by the elapsed time to complete the task from start to finish. This stud will take place during the student's typical math practice time once every school day for three weeks.

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