Special Education M.A.

Year Approved


First Advisor

Larson, Susan


According the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a disability that impacts on in 54 children in the United States (CDC, 2020b). Children with ASD exhibit delays in communication, behaviors, and social skills. This paper examines a variety of published interventions that are available to support the social skills of students with ASD. Intervention types include music, technology, parents, and support for paraprofessionals. Many of the studies focused on preschool and elementary-aged children that, included a few older students. Significant costs were associated with them and all studies reported at least a small improvement in the participants’ social skills and several studies noted significant social skills increases.

Degree Name

Special Education M.A.

Document Type

Masterʼs thesis