Research: Parental training improves behavior in children with autism

11/23/2009 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

The behavior of children with pervasive developmental disorders, such as autism or Asperger's syndrome, improved when parents participated in special training sessions, according to a U.S. study. The training included visits by a behavior therapist and was aimed at helping parents teach children self-management, communication skills and be more flexible. Researchers said they intend to make their parent-training manual widely available.

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