Study examines methods for teaching social skills to teens with autism

04/8/2009 | ScienceDaily

Teens with autism can be taught to interact appropriately with others, according to a 12-week experimental class at the University of California, Los Angeles. Researchers taught the students basic social skills and taught their parents how to help their teen develop the skills further. After 12 weeks, teens in the class scored significantly higher in social functioning than those in a control group.

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