Monday, June 16, 2008

Verbatim: Levels of functioning in autism

This very short entry in the verbatim series is from Lovaas (1996). The children Dr Lovaas refers to in this quote are autistic. Italics are in the original, which sits within one of the major autism ABA manuals:

Terms such as high-functioning versus low-functioning children are derogatory and should be avoided.


Lovaas, O.I. (1996). The UCLA young autism model of service delivery. In C. Maurice, G. Green, & S. Luce (Eds.), Behavioral intervention for young children with autism: A manual for parents and professionals. (pp. 241-248). Austin TX: Pro-Ed.