Study: Children with autism benefit when classmates receive training

11/30/2011 | Disability Scoop

The social skills of students with autism are more likely to improve when their classmates without the disorder receive some training on how best to interact with them, according to a study in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry. Researchers studying students with autism in inclusion classrooms found that those who had peers without the disorder and received training were less likely to spend time alone on the playground and more likely to have classmates say they were friends.

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