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ERIC Number: EJ812650
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
ISSN: ISSN-1184-0412
Early Intervention for Children with Autism: Methodologies Critique
Tews, Lisa
Developmental Disabilities Bulletin, v35 n1-2 p148-168 2007
The topic of early intervention for autism is widely researched and discussed within the literature. The application of applied behavioral analysis (ABA) continues to be an important topic. Due to the extensive amount of research on behavioral treatments for autism, and its widespread practice, the focus of this paper will be based upon treatment of autism using learning theory and behavioral principles. Specifically, the work of Lovaas will be reviewed followed by a brief examination of replication and follow-up studies. The efficacy of ABA style treatment programs will be reviewed along with methodological concerns that impact on the validity of treatment results.
J.P. Das Developmental Disabilities Centre. 6-102 Education North, University of Alberta, Edmonton AB T6G 2G5, Canada. Tel: 780-492-4505; Fax: 780-492-1318; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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