Groundbreaking Study Shows Early Intervention Therapy Can Drastically Reduce Autism Diagnosis
Early intervention with infants at risk of autism through therapy led by their parents improves the child’s social development to such an extent they are two-thirds less likely to meet the clinical criteria for an autism diagnosis, according to world-first research by the Telethon Kids Institute.
- Study finds early intervention reduces autism-related behaviors in children
- The findings are a ‘true breakthrough moment’ according to research lead
- Providing support very early in life can alter developmental trajectories
The groundbreaking study, published in JAMA Pediatrics, is the first time pre-emptive intervention with children as young as one or two has been shown to so significantly reduce autism-related behaviors.
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