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Kids' Autism Not Helped by Parent Training Alone
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Andie_WebMD_Staff posted:
New Article: Study Shows Training Improves Parent-Child Communication but Doesn't Reduce Autism

University of Manchester researcher Jonathan Green and colleagues trained 77 families in the so-called PACT (Preschool Autism Communication Trial) intervention: six months of twice weekly two-hour sessions with daily 30-minute home practice. Children ranged in age from 2 years to just under 5 years.


Parents said the training greatly improved their relationships with their autistic children and they saw signs of improvement in their kids. But 13 months later, objective assessments showed that the children ... (Read full article here...)
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