O. Ivar Lovaas: Pioneer of Applied Behavior Analysis and Intervention for Children with Autism

@article{Smith2011OIL,
  title={O. Ivar Lovaas: Pioneer of Applied Behavior Analysis and Intervention for Children with Autism},
  author={Tristram Smith and S. Eikeseth},
  journal={Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders},
  year={2011},
  volume={41},
  pages={375-378}
}
  • Tristram Smith, S. Eikeseth
  • Published 2011
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
  • O. Ivar Lovaas (1927–2010) devoted nearly half a century to ground-breaking research and practice aimed at improving the lives of children with autism and their families. In the 1960s, he pioneered applied behavior analytic (ABA) interventions to decrease severe challenging behaviors and establish communicative language. Later, he sought to improve outcomes by emphasizing early intervention for preschoolers with autism, provided in family homes with active parental participation. His studies… CONTINUE READING
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