Low-Cost Autism Therapy Shows Promise
[Source: Disability Scoop]
A simple, home-based therapy that relies on sensory stimulation could make a world of difference for kids with autism, a new study suggests.
Researchers say that children who participated in the therapy known as environmental enrichment in addition to standard treatments like applied behavior analysis showed significantly more improvement in social and cognitive skills as compared to kids with autism who only had the traditional treatment.
In a small study being published this week in the journal Behavioral Neuroscience, researchers looked at 28 boys with autism ages 3 to 12, all of whom received standard behavior therapy. In addition, 13 of the boys participated in environmental enrichment exercises each day during the six-month study period.
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