Part-Time PhD Student, (External)
Year of Entry: 2015
Thesis Title: Mindfulness-Based Behavioral Intervention for High-Functioning Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Summary of Research: This research explores historical research on private events with the aim to operationalize mindfulness and mood. Once defined, high-functioning children and young people on the Autism Spectrum will be trained to apply mindfulness strategies in order to reduce the occurrence of mood related problem behaviors using various single-system research designs. Implications of this research will be discussed, focusing on how strategies may be best applied in an educational setting to promote independent functioning among targeted populations.
Research Centre: Centre for Behaviour Analysis
Supervisors: Dr Karola Dillenburger, Dr Katerina Dounavi