Naturalistic intervention can be used to help learners communicate or become more social. It can be useful with prelinguistic learners (i.e., learners who are not yet using formal language to communicate) as well as learners who formally communicate with words. Because naturalistic intervention is designed to be used in any setting and throughout the day, skills are more easily generalized.
If the Lovaas Approach has been recommended for your child, you may have some questions about the treatment. As a parent, you are vital to any intervention and it is important that you understand the goals and the strategies that you will be asked to support.