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Behavioral treatment and normal educational and intellectual functioning in young autistic children.
  • O. I. Lovaas
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Journal of consulting and clinical psychology
  • 1 February 1987
Autism is a serious psychological disorder with onset in early childhood. Autistic children show minimal emotional attachment, absent or abnormal speech, retarded IQ, ritualistic behaviors,Expand
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Teaching Developmentally Disabled Children: The Me Book
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Long-term outcome for children with autism who received early intensive behavioral treatment.
After a very intensive behavioral intervention, an experimental group of 19 preschool-age children with autism achieved less restrictive school placements and higher IQs than did a control group ofExpand
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Selective responding by autistic children to multiple sensory input.
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Some generalization and follow-up measures on autistic children in behavior therapy.
We have treated 20 autistic children with behavior therapy. At intake, most of the children were severely disturbed, having symptoms indicating an extremely poor prognosis. The children were treatedExpand
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Establishment of social reinforcers in two schizophrenic children on the basis of food.
Abstract This paper presented a method for, and data pertaining to, the establishment and maintenance of social stimuli as reinforcers for certain behaviors of two schizophrenic childrenExpand
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Stimulus overselectivity of autistic children in a two stimulus situation.
Autistic and normal children were trained to respond to a complex stimulus involving an auditory component (white noise) and a visual component (red floodlight). After the Ss had acquired thisExpand
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A comprehensive behavioral theory of autistic children: paradigm for research and treatment.
  • O. I. Lovaas, T. Smith
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of behavior therapy and experimental…
  • 1 March 1989
Although behavioral treatment is the most effective intervention currently available for autistic children, there have been no attempts to present a comprehensive behavioral theory of autisticExpand
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Stimulus overselectivity in autism: a review of research.
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