Behavioural Intervention Therapies really do work

Scientific research has finally confirmed what parents and practitioners already know - behavioural intervention therapies really do work with children and adolescents on the autism spectrum.  As reported by Autism Speaks in their latest newsletter, five types of behavioural therapies were covered:

  1. early intensive behavioural intervention of 25+ hours per week for 2 years or more
  2. briefer, targeted behavioural intervention for 6 months
  3. parent delivered early interventions
  4. group social skills programs for teens
  5. cognitive behavioural therapy for anxiety and aggression

To read more about this, click here to go to Autism Speaks Science News page or here to go to the orignal report in December 2011 issue of Current Opinion in Pediatrics