| The purposes of this study were to investigate the prevalence, frequency
and intensity of different categories of problem behaviors exhibited by students
with autism. A total of 178 studnets (from preschool to junior high school) with
autism were selected for investigating.
The main findings were as follows:
1. All of the problem behaviors conducted by the whole subjects were grouped
into eight categories; two of them, noncompliance, and social withdraw, were the
ones occurring with high prevalence, high frequency and middle intensity;
ritualistic behavior and unstable emotion were the ones occurring with middle
frequency and middle intensity. Self-injuring and aggressive behaviors were the
ones occurring with low prevalence, low frequency and low intensity.
2. Social withdrawn, aggressive behavior and unstable emotion were the
behavioral categories occurring with high frequency and high intensity among the
subjects having same problem behaviors.
3. Self-injuring and aggressive behavior were indicated by teachers to intend
to solve mostly.