Treating autism in first year of life can reduce symptoms by age 3

September 9, 2014 7:53 PM

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Early recognition of the signs of autism has been proven to improve communication and learning, however clinicians don’t typically diagnose autism spectrum disorders (ASD) until around 2 years of age. Now, recent research out of the UC Davis Mind Institute suggests that treating autism in children as young as 6 months can significantly improve their outcomes and eliminate many of the symptoms of autism.

The treatment administered, Infant Start, was based off of the previously described Early Start Denver Model (ESDM) and administered over a 6 month period. The results are detailed in a study published in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.

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