Welcome to The Lovaas Center
Autism and autism treatment are scary words for new parents. The “Lovaas method” which incorporates Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) has over 50-years of rigorous research proving effectiveness. According to a report published by the U.S. Surgeon General in 1999, “Thirty years of research demonstrated the efficacy of applied behavioral methods in reducing inappropriate behavior and in increasing communication, learning, and appropriate social behavior. A well-designed study of a psycho-social intervention was carried out by Lovaas and colleagues. Nineteen children with autism were treated intensively with behavior therapy for two years and compared with two control groups. Follow-up of the experimental group in first grade, in late childhood, and in adolescence found that nearly half the experimental group but almost none of the children in the matched control group were able to participate in regular schooling.” The pioneering work that began in the 1950s by the late Dr. O. Ivar Lovaas is carried on by his son Erik Lovaas and staff with The Lovaas Center US and Spain, and the Fundacion Erik Lovaas Para El Autismo, Spain. Dr. Lovaas’ work and legacy also continue with the non-affiliated Lovaas Institute for Early Intervention (LIFE) and replication sites around the world.
Our mission is to deliver the highest quality evidence-based treatment to improve the lives of individuals and their families
To empower people to reach their full potential
“Thirty years of research demonstrated the efficacy of applied behavioral methods in reducing inappropriate behavior and in increasing communication, learning, and appropriate social behavior. A well-designed study of a psycho-social intervention was carried out by Lovaas and colleagues…”
A complete Lovaas treatment program starts with our intake process which helps us learn about your child’s programing needs. Once you’ve completed the intake process we being the home program with an initial consultation with one of our consultants, where we develop an in home program to meet your child’s needs.
The exact causes of Autism disorders are still unknown, however, we do know that it is a neurological disorder that affects people to varying degrees and throughout their lives. There is no cure for Autism but there are treatments that are effective in managing Autism and making people whom have Autism successful in their environments and society.
Our consultants are college educated and have extensive experience in ABA techniques. Our team is dedicated to the children and the families that we serve throughout Nevada, South Florida and Spain. We also served families across the United States, Anguilla (the British West Indies), Aruba, Canada and Mexico.
BHCOE had recognized us with a 2-Year Accreditation, acknowledging our organization as a behavioral service provider dedicated to continuous improvement in applied behavior analysis. BHCOE Accreditation recognizes behavioral health providers that excel in the areas of clinical quality, staff qualifications and consumer satisfaction and promote systems that enhance these areas.
Noticing autism signs at an early age can make all the difference...
What is ABA?
ABA stands for Applied Behavioral Analysis. ABA is often confused as a treatment, however it is a set of principles or laws that are used to increase, maintain or decrease behavior. Treatments in adherence with the principles of ABA are used widely across the world due to its effectiveness in persons who are diagnosed with Autism. There are various forms of ABA, here at the Lovaas Center we use the Lovaas model. More
Are Other Treatments Effective?
There are many different types of treatments using ABA, the Lovaas Center uses Discrete Trial Teaching (DTT) in adherence with the Lovaas Model. Other models include the Early Start Denver Model (ESDM), Pivotal Response Treatment and Verbal Behavior. A controlled study comparing the outcomes of DTT vs. ESDM is reported to be published April 2019.
ACA Nondiscrimination Section 1557 Compliance
The Lovaas Center complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws
and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex.