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Title: Lovaas Model of Applied Behavior Analysis
Description: The Lovaas Model of Applied Behavior Analysis is a behavioral therapy for children with disabilities. It initially calls for brief periods of one-on-one instruction, during which a teacher cues a behavior, prompts the appropriate response, and provides reinforcement to the child. As the child progresses, the instruction moves into group settings and teaches social and pre-academic skills in preparation for preschool. Based on its review of the research, the WWC found the therapy to have potentially positive effects on cognitive development for children with disabilities and no discernible effects on communication/language competencies, social-emotional development/behavior, and functional abilities.
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Cover Date: August 2010
Web Release: August 24, 2010
Publication #: WWC IRECELM10
Center/Program: WWC
Associated Centers: NCEE
Type of Product: Intervention Report
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