Behavior Therapy with Autistic Children
by O. Ivar Lovaas & Robert L. Koegel - 1973
It has been our point of view—and this is consistent with a behavioristic framework—that we could develop procedures to help these children overcome their pathological behaviors and develop healthy ones without having to postulate an underlying process such as autism. Instead, we have thought that we may be able to isolate the controlling conditions for each one of these behaviors, taken one at a time. We may then find that some of these behaviors interact in the sense that if you change one behavior, certain others will change concurrently.
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