Lovaas, O. Ivar

The number of children diagnosed with autism has increased greatly in recent years, for a variety of reasons. In addition, a wide variety of treatment choices exists for parents of children with autism. One of the most commonly sought-after treatments is based on the research of Ole Ivar Lovaas, PhD. Indeed, few individuals have had as powerful an impact in the field of autism as Lovaas. His early intervention program, which uses a behavioral approach to develop more appropriate behaviors, provides families with a powerful teaching tool with which to educate their children.

Although he is a recognized name in the field of autism, many people know little about the man. Given that his treatment procedure is emulated by thousands of families and ...

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