Parent training key to reducing behavioral problems in autistic children, study finds

April 21, 2015 3:02 PM

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Parent training key to reducing behavioral problems in autistic children, study finds

Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have a significant reduction in behavioral problems when parents are given specific training, found a large multi-center study published Tuesday in JAMA.

Working with the parents of 180 children between ages 3 and 7 with autism and behavioral problems, investigators from the six participating universities randomly assigned them to a 24-week parent-training program or a 24-week parent-education program.

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