terça-feira, 9 de setembro de 2014

Pilot Intervention Eliminates Autism Symptoms In Babies

A small new pilot study has found that parents can help significantly reduce symptoms of autism in babies who haven't even reached their first birthdays simply by changing how they play and interact with them.
By age 3, nearly all of the infants who participated in a 12-week, parent-led treatment and subsequent follow-up had no evidence of an autism spectrum disorder, nor did they appear to have developmental delays of any kind.
"The goal was to see whether it was feasible to locate children who had autism symptoms younger than 12 months, and then provide intervention through their parents," Sally Rogers, a professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences with the University of California-Davis MIND Institute and an author on the study, told The Huffington Post. "If it was possible, we wanted to see whether the intervention demonstrated benefits for those children."
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