The 1960s psychoanalytic approach to children with autism:
Base on Lovaas- socialization study
Building social behavior in children with autism by use of electric shock. Method- use of identical twins: Tell them to come here and shock them until they move toward the experimenter. They based applied behavior analysis on it, supported by decades of research behind the Lovaas approach and more if you include the research into Skinner's theories, on which they base it.
Predictors of response
- Early: better the outcome in younger children.
- Intensive more sessions per week.
- Duration: longer duration of therapy.
- With Parents: Children accompanied by parents in therapy do better.