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Lil Links: Hope of "Recovery" For Kids With Autism?

Lil Links: Hope of "Recovery" For Kids With Autism?

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i feel like a broken record; there is no cure for autism. those children who are mildly affected/high functioning, can be taught to function in ways that help them to blend in with their peers. BUT THEY ARE STILL AUTISTIC.this is a repeat of the Lovas study:"Thirty years of research demonstrated the efficacy of applied behavior methods in reducing inappropriate behavior and increasing communication, learning, and appropriate social behavior. Lovaas carried out a well designed study of psychosocial intervention and colleagues (Lovas 1987: McEachin et al., 1993) Nineteen children with autism were treated intensively with behavior therapy for 2 years and compared with two control groups. Follow-up of the experimental group in first grade, in late childhood, and adolescence found that nearly half the experimental group but almost none of the children in the matched group were able to participate in regular schooling. Up to this point, a number of other research groups have provided at least a partial replication of the Lovaas model (see Rogers. 1998)." http://www.oneforautism.com/121976.htmlthe new article says the kids "no longer meet the diagnostic standards for autism". that's not the same thing as "recovered". autism is a communication disorder with a whole host of issues that accompany those who have it (ocd, anxiety, depression, etc). and frankly, since many of the kids on the autism spectrum today get a diagnosis of "autism like", what does the diagnostic criteria mean anyway?
lickety-split lickety-split 7 years
i feel like a broken record; there is no cure for autism. those children who are mildly affected/high functioning, can be taught to function in ways that help them to blend in with their peers. BUT THEY ARE STILL AUTISTIC. this is a repeat of the Lovas study: "Thirty years of research demonstrated the efficacy of applied behavior methods in reducing inappropriate behavior and increasing communication, learning, and appropriate social behavior. Lovaas carried out a well designed study of psychosocial intervention and colleagues (Lovas 1987: McEachin et al., 1993) Nineteen children with autism were treated intensively with behavior therapy for 2 years and compared with two control groups. Follow-up of the experimental group in first grade, in late childhood, and adolescence found that nearly half the experimental group but almost none of the children in the matched group were able to participate in regular schooling. Up to this point, a number of other research groups have provided at least a partial replication of the Lovaas model (see Rogers. 1998)." http://www.oneforautism.com/121976.html the new article says the kids "no longer meet the diagnostic standards for autism". that's not the same thing as "recovered". autism is a communication disorder with a whole host of issues that accompany those who have it (ocd, anxiety, depression, etc). and frankly, since many of the kids on the autism spectrum today get a diagnosis of "autism like", what does the diagnostic criteria mean anyway?
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