ABA/Lovaas treatment for autism and pervasive developmental disorders in the Monroe County area

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dc.contributor.advisor DiFonzo, Nicholas
dc.contributor.author Byrne, Kelly
dc.date.accessioned 2011-05-18T17:06:41Z
dc.date.available 2011-05-18T17:06:41Z
dc.date.issued 1998-06-30
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1850/13586
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this project was to provide school psychologists, and other professionals, an overview of the ABA/ Lovaas programs being implemented in the Monroe County area (upstate New York). Parents were surveyed, in order to gather information on the Applied Behavior Analysis/ Lovaas method they are using to treat their child. To provide additional information about the children participating in the project, a direct observation of the child was conducted and a rating scale was completed (Childhood Autism Rating Scale). Ten families participated in the project, with the child's ages ranging from 37 months to 66 months. Project results indicate that parent's are investing large amounts of time and energy in these programs. In all cases, parents reported combining ABA/Lovaas programs with other forms of treatment (i.e., preschool, drug therapy, music therapy, dietary treatments, etc.). Parents are generally reporting positive feelings about the treatment, although they are experiencing some concerns around program funding, availability of information, and support from local professionals. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
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dc.subject School psychology en_US
dc.subject.lcc RJ506.A9 B97 1998
dc.subject.lcsh Autism in children--Treatment en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Autistic children--Education en_US
dc.title ABA/Lovaas treatment for autism and pervasive developmental disorders in the Monroe County area en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.college College of Liberal Arts en_US
dc.description.department Department of Psychology en_US
dc.contributor.advisorChair Lukomski, Jennifer

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