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Autism Pioneer Dies

THE MYSTERIES of autism remain a tangle. We have yet to map the inner world of a person with autism, much less find its precise cause.

Trumpet player benefits from treatment Lovaas pioneered.

Trumpet player benefits from treatment Lovaas pioneered.

But a powerful therapy is helping thousands of families: the intensive, near round-the-clock behavioral therapies that teach children with autism how to pay attention, listen to others and learn. Those therapies, and their central conviction that autism is treatable, were pioneered by Dr. O. Ivar Lovaas, the groundbreaking child psychologist who died earlier this month.

via Breaking the silence.

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