- Published: 28 February 2018
In the month of October we started the Lovaas Experience project, in which we incorporated a new team of therapists in our training efforts. Now, with the arrival of 2018, we resume the project with the II Edition of Lovaas Experience.
The Lovaas Experience project consists of the training of professionals so that they can apply to be members of Lovaas Foundation staff. During their preparation, they receive theoretical classes on Analysis of Applied Behavior (ABA) and the Lovaas Model Protocols. These theoretical classes are organized every week and, at the same time, they carry out our Protocol for the Training of New Therapists, in which they acquire practical experience in the intervention programs. These practices are supervised by Therapists, Coordinators and Supervisors of the Lovaas Foundation.
The theoretical classes are taught by the Lovaas Foundation Supervisors. Some of the points that are part of the theoretical training are the following:
- Conceptual bases of the Analysis of Applied Behavior Operant conditioning
Effective application of the principles of learning
Strengthener effectiveness indicators
Procedures of massification, expansion and types of distractors
Reduction of inappropriate behaviors
The practical preparation is distributed in 3 phases that include a total of 15 sessions. The passage from one session to another depends on the
progress of the therapist in training (knowledge of the principles of ABA, management of the intervention program of the child and application of the
feedback provided). Some of the skills to develop during training and practical supervision are the following:
The mission of Lovaas Foundation could not be other than to "Implement the best treatment available for children diagnosed within the Autism
Spectrum Disorder", which is why an essential pillar for us is the theoretical and practical training in ABA of all the members of our equipment Following
this mission, the goal of the Lovaas Experience project is to prepare therapists to be part of the future of Fundación Lovaas, and to acquire knowledge
and develop skills in Applied Behavior Analysis thanks to this experience.