Addressing Autism Symptoms in Infancy Linked to Better Outcomes

Very Early Intervention Tied to Autism Improvements
Very Early Intervention Tied to Autism Improvements
Infants with autism spectrum disorder improved with very early intervention compared with those who did not receive treatment.

Children diagnosed with autism who received very early low-intensity intervention had far fewer symptoms of the disorder after the intervention ended, a small pilot study found.

Seven children diagnosed with autism at ages 6 months to 15 months who underwent a variety of interventions by parents and healthcare providers had lower rates of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) at 36 months than a group of children with similar symptoms who did not undergo the interventions, according to Sally Rogers, PhD, of the University of California Davis, and colleagues. 

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