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Unformatted text preview: Treatments for autism that don’t Treatments for autism that don’t work:
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Dietary modification Auditory training Sensory integration Facilitated communication Facilitated communication: Facilitated communication:
• Procedure for teaching communication • • • • •
skills Facilitator provides manual assistance Child uses keyboard or points to letters Was publicized as a major breakthrough Success based on testimonials only Research disproved FC Features of treatments that do work Features of treatments that do work for autism:
• Different goals for low and highfunctioning • • • • •
children Comprehensive Use of discrete trial training Use of reinforcers and mild punishments Some use peer teachers Early, intense treatments are better Lovaas results: Lovaas results:
• Treatment group
– 47% normal 1st grade/IQ, 42% language delay classes, 10% autistic/MR classes, averaged 30 point IQ increase – 2% normal 1st grade/IQ, 45% language delay classes, 53% autistic/MR classes, no gain in IQ • Control group ...
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- Fall '09