Date of Completion

Spring 5-1-2008

Thesis Advisor(s)

Sarah Hodgson

Honors Major



Education | Educational Psychology


This study explores the relationship between the different environments within a school and the stereotyped behaviors of students with autism. The study seeks to identify whether the behaviors of these students are similar or different in the different environments, testing the idea of environment as a stimulus for these behaviors. The study is a naturalistic observational study, and a change in prevalence of these stereotyped behaviors during the duration of the study is not a focus of this study.