Lovaas (1987) for autistic children
...Autistic Children Introduction Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is known for having impairment in social, cognitive, language and communication development (Hollander 3; MacKenzie 19). Today, almost 80% of all ASD cases have unknown causality (Matson 92). This makes it difficult for healthcare professionals to create effective treatment plan for patients with ASD.
ASD is characterized by having repetitive mannerisms (MacKenzie 19), mild-to-severe form of self-injurious behaviour (i.e. violently banging the head on a wall, hair pulling, etc.) (Edelson), agression, abnormal speech, and less signs of emotional attachment (Lovaas a). Because of their disruptive behaviours... .