Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders

By Lainett Cuarezma

This issue of NASET’s Autism Spectrum Disorder series was written by Lainett Cuarezma from Florida International University. The paper  explores several peer-reviewed articles that report on results from therapy conducted on comorbid anxiety in youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).  First, the researcher synopsizes the description, characteristics, and etiology of ASD. Then reviews how anxiety affects individuals with ASD. Lastly, the researcher discusses how the intervention, known as cognitive behavioral therapy, can benefit individuals with ASD and anxiety. The researcher has used the results from the articles to give recommendations or suggestions based on these findings.

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