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Monday, November 12, 2012
Autism Intervention Normalizes Kids Brain Function in new study
An early intervention therapy for children with autism has been shown in a study to show unprecedented benefits in the brains of young children who have an autism spectrum disorder.
The study found the therapy, called the Early Start Denver Model (ESDM), not only boosted the cognition, language and social skills among very young children with autism but the researchers say it's the first study to show the intervention also "normalized" their brain activity.
"This may be the first demonstration that a behavioral intervention for autism is associated with changes in brain function as well as positive changes in behavior," Dr. Tom Insel, director of the National Institute of Mental Health, stated.
The article link in at the bottom of this article. But, nice to see that CBS has stepped by, and created a webpage focused on Autism, and Autism Research!