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Simple strategies lead to improvements in 1 year-olds at risk for autism

A new study by at Chapel Hill researchers finds that a collection of simple used by parents can lead to in one-year-olds at risk for (ASD).

Playing Face-to-face
Playing face-to-face, and imitating the child’s actions and vocalizations are key strategies that support social interaction in for spectrum disorder.

Credit:UNC Program for Early Autism, Research, Leadership and Service (PEARLS).


Preliminary Efficacy of Adapted Responsive Teaching for Infants at Risk of Autism Spectrum Disorder in a Community Sample, DOI: 10.1155/2015/386951

Co-authors of the study are Linda Watson, Lauren Turner-Brown, Samuel Field, Elizabeth Crais, Linn Wakeford, Lauren Little and J. Steven Reznick. All are researchers with PEARLS.

Autism Speaks and The Ireland Family Foundation provided funding for the study.

University of North Carolina Health Care