Meeting Point: Latest From Lovaas

March 07

Meeting Point: Latest From Lovaas

Finding Materials for Therapy

There are many good reasons to find materials for therapy around the house or create them on your own. Such materials save money and are more likely to be relevant to your individual child. At the same time, finding and making materials can be time consuming and so it can also be helpful to draw upon materials that others have already created.

Following are a few of the sites that have been helpful to many families searching for therapy materials.

The names of all children in this newsletter have been changed in respect for family confidentiality.

From the Editor

We're delighted at the feedback we've received so far concerning our efforts to provide a newsletter that serves as a meeting point for families and teachers who wish to dialogue with us about practical ideas based on the Lovaas Model of Applied Behavior Analysis. Below are some of the comments we received for our inaugural edition. We will continue to publish some of the letters in future issues of our newsletter. Letters will remain anonymous unless you tell us how you want to be identified (part or all of: first name, last name, city, state).

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On the Lighter Side...
...5 outrageous reinforcers sure to add fun in therapy

Scare Me! Say, "Do this" and make a roar sound. When the child does, act terrified and fall off your own chair. Try other silly actions.

Washing Machine Vibrator! When the washing machine is running, go sit on it to feel the vibration. Imitate drone noises to go with it.

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Searching for Answers
Part 2 of a 4-part series

Given the right conditions, ordinary sights and sounds often assume extraordinary significance - a knock on the door, for example.

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