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Small Study Shows Promise for Parent-led Autism Intervention for Babies

In pilot study, parents deliver “Infant Start” intervention for babies with signs of autism; symptoms significantly reduced by age 3
September 09, 2014

In a small pilot study, parents learned and delivered a treatment that significantly reduced autism symptoms in babies who had shown warning signs for the disorder.

Early Intervention Found Cost Effective Through School Years

Early Start Denver Model not only achieves optimal outcomes in IQ, social interaction and brain activity, but minimizes therapies required through school years following intervention

Early Start Denver Model minimizes therapies required through school years following intervention

April 30, 2013

(NEW YORK, N.Y.) May 1, 2013 – The Early Start Denver Model (ESDM), a comprehensive behavioral early intervention program that is appropriate for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) as young as 12 months, has been found to reduce the need for ASD therapies and special education services through the school years following their early intervention. These findings were presented by David S.

Early Intervention Improves Social Skills and Brain Activity in Preschoolers with Autism, Study Finds

Achieves significant gains in social interaction and brain activity associated with response to social cues

The Early Start Denver Model, a comprehensive behavioral early intervention program that is appropriate for children with autism spectr

October 26, 2012

(NEW YORK, N.Y., October 26, 2012) – The Early Start Denver Model (ESDM), a comprehensive behavioral early intervention program that is appropriate for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) as young as 12 months, has been found to be effective in improving social skills and brain responses to social cues in a randomized controlled study published online today in the Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

New Study Adds To Evidence of Effectiveness of Behavioral Health Treatments for Children With Autism

November 02, 2009

(December 2, 2009) -- Earlier this week, a study led by Autism Speaks Chief Science Officer, Geraldine Dawson, Ph.D., on an early intervention program was released in the journal Pediatrics. The study examined an ABA-based intervention called the Early Start Denver Model (ESDM) and found the treatment to be extremely effective for improving IQ, language ability, and social interaction in very young children diagnosed with autism.