Behavioral Treatment for Autism
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Ivar Lovass is using psychosocial treatments to teach Lisa how to sit and stand up.
Ivar Lovass used food and praise as reinforcement for lisas sitting and standing
Lovass would ignore Lisa's tantrums and continue to try to teach her how to sit and stand.
By using simple instructions and reinforcers Lisa was able to learn to sit attentively.
When Lovass ignored the tantrums, Lisa increased the tantrums; but as Lovass continued to ignore the tantrums the decreased.
The new behaviors that were reinforced with the food and praise Lisa responded with out needing Lovass to tell her to sit and stand.
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