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Advancing early interventions for autism

by  /  9 February 2021

Some therapies use play and other activities to reinforce skills that autistic children often find challenging. Trials show these methods can change a child’s trajectory for the better, but the evidence base remains thin. To refine these early interventions, researchers are searching for their active ingredients and testing them in larger, longer-term studies.