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Autism interventions improve communication

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Interventions can improve the level of communication between parent and autistic child, but do not reduce the child’s symptoms of autism, researchers have found

Work with greater parental sensitivity and responsiveness to the autistic child’s pattern of communication, was followed by matching language to the child’s understanding and greater use of pauses. Researchers found that this changed the communication between parents and children in a way that was likely to benefit the child, and probably the parents as well.

However, early interventions for social communication were proven not to be effective for the treatment of autism in children, as had previously been suggested.

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