Our method

Article Index

 Potential benefits of intensive behavioural intervention

Research indicates that with early and intensive behavioural intervention 35- 47% of children with autism and pervasive developmental disorders have been able to reach a normalized level of intellectual and educational functioning by the age of 7 (Lovaas, 1987; McEachin, Smith, Lovaas, 1993).

These children were integrated into ordinary educational classes and have successfully advanced in the educational system without any kind of additional assistance. They exhibit considerable improvements in intellectual functioning and score in the normal ranges of standardized intelligent tests. They are also indistinguishable from their peers in their scores for social and emotional functioning.

Unfortunately, these levels of functioning do not extend to the majority of children with ASD. In spite of this, an intervention focused on the treatment variables mentioned above does, in the majority of cases, achieve such benefits as:

  • A significant fall in inappropriate behaviours.
  • The learning of more complex and functional skills within the environment.
  • The development of different levels of play, depending on the child.
  • Skills for communication as well as the acquisition of basic language.
  • Greater and better integration into social, community and educational settings.
  • ... 

Know our services

At the Lovaas Foundation we are highly specialized in early and intensive intervention programmes for children within the autistic spectrum (AS) and in the Lovaas/UCLA program.

Read More

The Lovaas Foundation Apps

The Lovaas Foundation is fully committed to using new technologies as accessories and tools to reinforce our treatments and services. Know our Apps!

 

Read more

Este sitio utiliza cookies, propias y de terceras entidades, para fines estadísticos y de análisis de la navegación de los usuarios a fin de ofrecerles un mejor servicio. Si quiere conocer más sobre las cookies y el uso que hacemos, consulte nuestra Política de cookies. Si continúa navegando por nuestro sitio web, entendemos que usted acepta nuestras cookies; recuerde que siempre podrá desactivar y / o revocar su consentimiento siguiendo las indicaciones de nuestra Política de cookies.