Course improves conversation skills of children with autism

01/16/2009 | National Public Radio (text and audio)

A course developed by researchers at Baltimore's Kennedy Krieger Institute is helping children with mild autism learn to avoid conversational detours, make eye contact and improve their listening skills. "One of the problems that kids with autism can run into is that when they're taught very rigid rules, they only stick to those rules," said psychologist Brian Freedman. "So we try to help them understand some nuances within interaction."

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