Date of Award
Master of Arts in Professional Writing (MAPW)
Dr. Mary Lou Odom
Dr. Todd Harper
This capstone provides a survey of personally expressive writing approaches in psychology and composition and rhetoric, followed by an overview of symptoms and treatments of autism, Asperger's Syndrome, and ReH Syndrome. A series of graduated expressive writing exercises is proposed to facilitate communication in individuals with autism spectrum disorders. These exercises are intended to serve as a complement to traditional autism therapies.
Aldrich, Taryn G., "Expressive Writing: A Technique for Improving Communication in Individuals with Autism and Related Disorders" (2010). Dissertations, Theses and Capstone Projects. 175.