Lovaas method

definition of Lovaas method: Applied behavioral analysis (ABA) method that adapts the ABA approach to the needs of the individual child. The Lovaas method is started with children 2-8 years old. It is an intensive program that has helped children with autism transition into general education classrooms.

Meta-Analysis of Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention for Children with Autism

Research suggests that early intensive behavioral intervention is the best therapy for children with autism.

Eldevik S, Hastings RP, Hughes JC, Jahr E, Eikeseth S, Cross S.  2009.  Meta-Analysis of Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention for Children with Autism. Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology. 38(3):439-450.

The Use of Intensive Behavioural Intervention for Children with Autism

A modified intensive behavioral therapy (IBI) program has been very helpful for children with autism in a Toronto preschool system.

deRivera C.  2009.  The Use of Intensive Behavioural Intervention for Children with Autism. Journal of Developmental Disabilities. 14(2):1-15.

Parent Participation Crucial to LIFE Intervention

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The Augusta Levy Learning Center, in West Virginia, uses the Lovaas Institute for Early Intervention (LIFE) as its model.

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The Augusta Levy Learning Center, in West Virginia, uses the Lovaas Institute for Early Intervention (LIFE) as its model; one of its goals is to mainstream children with autism. LIFE works to increase the language skills, independent living skills, and social interaction skills of children with autism using applied behavior analysis (ABA). Key to this intervention is parent participation. "Parents are considered the most essential part of the child's educational team and are trained by Lovaas consultants to work alongside the child's therapists and to implement programs in the home." The carry-over from on-site therapies into the home environment ensures that the child receives consistent and ongoing therapy.

The Augusta Levy Learning Center, in West Virginia, uses the Lovaas Institute for Early Intervention (LIFE) as its model.

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