Can one hour per week of therapy lead to lasting changes in young children with autism?

@article{Vismara2009CanOH,
  title={Can one hour per week of therapy lead to lasting changes in young children with autism?},
  author={Laurie A. Vismara and Costanza Colombi and Sally J. Rogers},
  journal={Autism : the international journal of research and practice},
  year={2009},
  volume={13 1},
  pages={93-115}
}
Deficits in attention, communication, imitation, and play skills reduce opportunities for children with autism to learn from natural interactive experiences that occur throughout the day. These developmental delays are already present by the time these children reach the toddler period. The current study provided a brief 12 week, 1 hour per week, individualized parent-child education program to eight toddlers newly diagnosed with autism. Parents learned to implement naturalistic therapeutic… CONTINUE READING

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