Could this new parenting therapy improve your child’s autism?

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Posted by: Sue Atkins

Autism

Autism

I was fascinated to read this piece of research that offers hope to parents of children with autism.

For the first time, an autism study shows benefits when parents get involved in supporting their children.

Around 700,000 people in the UK have autism, that’s about one child in every 100, and if you include their families, autism touches the lives of 2.8 million people every day.

Now scientists say they have established the first long-term successful treatment, which is being described as “pretty remarkable” by experts, after training mums and dads the skills to become ‘super parents’ and teaching them how best to respond to their needs.

The study, by The Preschool Autism Communication Trial (PACT), and carried out by researchers at Manchester University, Newcastle University, and King’s College London (KCL) and published in the Lancet, has shown that parents of children with autism may be able to work with them from a young age to help reduce the severity of their symptoms and improve their ability to communicate.

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