The Irish Times has an excellent article on autism interventions in today’s edition in which they interview Professor Samuel Odom of the University of North Carolina.
Prof Odom will be the keynote speaker at the NCSE conference in Dublin today on special needs education. When interviewed by the Irish Times, Prof Odom tackled the myth that ABA represented a single approach to autism:
As a rule, Prof Odom said: “No single approach works with every child. The ABA approaches, which use a range of strategies are quite a good choice.” But he stressed there were different ABA models, including pivotal response treatment which showed “very good effects” in trials and the “early start Denver model” which focused not only the child’s learning, but also developing new strategies for teachers.
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