Autism, PDD, Hyperlexia, Asperger's: treatment, therapy, special education
Contents of ABA resources for recovery from the autistic disorders: autism, PDD, hyperlexia, and Asperger's Syndrome.
Information on treatment and therapy (including applied behavior analysis, behavioral intervention, behaviour modification, discrete trial training, or "Lovaas therapy"), special education, early intervention, and child disability resources.
"I am the father of a school-age child who has autism. This is a collection of Internet and other resources which parents of children with PDD, PDD-NOS, autism, Asperger's Syndrome, or hyperlexia may find useful. All the information concerns teaching methods that are a branch of applied behavior analysis (ABA) called behavioral intervention. One of the methods is discrete trial training. Some (inaccurately) use the term "Lovaas method."
We worked hard to get complete information, implement a program, and have our school system pay for it. My hope is to help spare other parents (and their children) some of the pain and wasted time we went through, and to provide resources for professionals who are passionate about special education. Here is what I've learned, and what I've found. The essentials of starting a program for your child are marked 1 to 6. Start here means "start here.""