A new study by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers finds that a collection of simple strategies used by parents can lead to significant improvements in one-year-olds at risk for autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
Playing face-to-face, and imitating the child’s actions and vocalizations are key strategies that support social interaction in children at risk for autism spectrum disorder.
Credit:UNC Program for Early Autism, Research, Leadership and Service (PEARLS).
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.