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Long-term outcome for children with autism who received early intensive behavioral treatment.

  title={Long-term outcome for children with autism who received early intensive behavioral treatment.},
  author={John Mceachin and T Smith and O. Ivar Lovaas},
  journal={American journal of mental retardation : AJMR},
  volume={97 4},
          359-72; discussion 373-91
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 of 19 similar children by age (Lovaas, 1987). The present study followed-up this finding by assessing subjects at a mean age of 11.5 years. Results showed that the experimental group preserved its gains over the control group. The 9 experimental subjects who had achieved the best outcomes at age 7… Expand

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