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dc.contributor.authorGluckman, Nicole
dc.date.accessioned2021-07-16T19:31:47Z
dc.date.available2021-07-16T19:31:47Z
dc.date.issued2021-05
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12648/1884
dc.description.abstractThe prevalence of autism spectrum disorder has been rapidly increasing. Traditional treatment interventions such as applied behavior analysis (ABA) have been very successful in targeting specific behaviors to shape and reinforce, thus eliminating problem behaviors such as self-injury and aggression. However, comprehensive treatment options are being developed with more of a focus on the strengths of the individual. These treatment options seek to use the natural environment in order to form positive relationships, increase self-esteem, and lead to a greater quality of life. In this paper, I synthesize research on outdoor-based interventions, and propose mindfulness as a fundamental building block for an outdoor-based therapy for individuals with autism to foster psychological and emotional growth in addition to established social and behavioral benefits. Future research should seek to make this approach as inclusive as possible so that it can be of benefit to individuals of various ages, dispositions, and tendencies (i.e. speaking or non-speaking).en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjectAutism spectrum disordersen_US
dc.subjectResearch Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES::Social sciences::Psychologyen_US
dc.subjectMindfulnessen_US
dc.subjectOutdoor experiential educationen_US
dc.subjectWilderness therapyen_US
dc.subjectHealthen_US
dc.subjectWell-beingen_US
dc.subjectHealthcareen_US
dc.titleMindfulness-based outdoor behavioral healthcare for individuals with autism spectrum disorder: possibilities, suggestions, and challengesen_US
dc.typeHonor's Projecten_US
dc.description.versionNAen_US
refterms.dateFOA2021-07-16T19:31:48Z
dc.description.institutionSUNY College at New Paltzen_US
dc.description.departmentHonorsen_US
dc.description.degreelevelBAen_US
dc.description.advisorMaynard, Doug


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