Parent-mediated social communication therapy for young children with autism

Researchers in the UK are the first to show long-term symptom reduction after a randomised controlled trial of early intervention in autism spectrum disorder. Thee results  support the clinical value of the Preschool Autism Communication Trial  (PACT) intervention and have implications for developmental theory.

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Reaction to Smell May Help Diagnose Autism

Researchers in Israel examined speed of response to good and bad smells in children with and without autism.  The children did not have to pay attention or cooperate while being exposed to smells.  Autistic children took much longer to react.  The research may lead to a biomarker for autism that can be used even in very young children.

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