"Early Behavioral Activity is Associated with Normalized Brain Activity in Young Children with Autism"
A new study has found that an intensive early-intervention therapy that is effective at improving young children's cognition and language skills can normalize the brain activity of those with autism.
The Early Start Denver Model combines play-based, developmental, relationship-based approaches and the teaching methods of applied-behavioral analysis.
The study, published last month in the Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, found that children who received the intervention showed greater brain activation when viewing faces rather than objects, a response typical of the non-autistic children in the study, and the opposite of the children with autism who received other interventions.
Vol. 32, Issue 11, Page 5
Get more stories and free e-newsletters!
- School Based Therapist
- Okanogan Behavioral HealthCare, Omak, WA
- Program Officer, Teacher Development
- Knowles Science Teaching Foundation, Moorestown, NJ
- Southeast Polk Community School District, Pleasant Hill, IA
- Principal - Secondary (Pool)
- Jefferson County Public Schools, Golden, CO
- Multiple Positions
- Township High School District 113, IL