Train the parent to cure autism

Autistic spectrum behaviours are due mostly to genetics: kids are born that way. All the same, correct training early in life will equip them with the necessary skills.

Here is a very impressive just-published study showing how. Parents were trained 1:1 to use a video program identifying subtle communication cues from the baby. A blind assessment at 3 years of age (of the child, not of the parent) showed a huge improvement compared to controls.

“The finding also emphasises the importance of providing supports to children based on functional difficulties, rather than the presence or absence of a diagnosis.”

About Dr Bob Rich

I am a professional grandfather. My main motivation is to transform society to create a sustainable world in which my grandchildren and their grandchildren in perpetuity can have a life, and a life worth living. This means reversing environmental idiocy that's now threatening us with extinction, and replacing culture of greed and conflict with one of compassion and cooperation.
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3 Responses to Train the parent to cure autism

  1. Dr Bob Rich says:

    Yes. I strongly suspect that all the horrid chemicals in our environment for the past 70 years has something to do with the increase in autism spectrum disorders. Good that something can be done to help many of them.

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  2. Joan Y. Edwards says:

    Dear Bob,
    That sounds great! I know many people whose children have autism and could stand a little help!
    Never Give Up
    Joan

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