The Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD), the world’s largest autism treatment center that provides state-of-the art therapy, announces a successful lauch of Skills™ and CARD eLearning™ at the Florida Education Technology Conference (FETC). CARD eLearning™ (www.cardelearning.com) and Skills™ (www.skillsglobal.com), two breakthrough web-based tools that provide training to parents and practitioners and allow the ability to assess and design treatment for children with autism and related disorders, and even giver users the power to recover children from autism, in some cases.
In a recent article published in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, Tristram Smith and Svein Eikeseth pay tribute to Dr. O. Ivar Lovaas, a pioneer of applied behavior analysis (ABA) treatment for autism spectrum disorders. Dr. Lovaas dedicated 40 years to autism research and his approach to ABA has transformed autism treatment.
Among my peers, I am a celebrated optimist. Wherever there is a negative opinion, I am there to turn it into a positive. So it was only natural after reading a somewhat depressing blog (http://behaviorjunkie.wordpress.com/2010/12/17/) by ‘Behavior Junkie’, that I would need to reply to it with a positive twist. The blog discusses the path that behavioral analysis is heading, and discusses the faults that he has witnessed in analysts. I am in no way criticizing this view, because it may be very valid from his perspective, instead I am giving my opinion based on my experiences.