A Case Study of Math Ability Improvement of Autistic

Yahan YAN


The primary intent of this research is to develop the math ability of an individual with Autism, whose name is Fan. During 25 days, we conducted tests every day and collected sufficient amount of data to demonstrate which is a better way to improve Fan’s math ability. Alternating intervention was used: One is reading math books, the other one is reading books with reward (reading the same math books and with reward). After a 5-day baseline period without any intervention, two intervention strategies were delivered on alternating days. This article is going to display the test data and illustrate how it works in autistic. From the test result, reward is a more effective intervention to develop kid’s math ability.


Reinforcement; Intervention; Autism; Math ability improvement; Empirical

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