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Training Peers Improves Social Outcomes for Some Kids with ASD

Nov 28, 2011 -- 7:00 pm
Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) who attend regular education classes may be more likely to improve their social skills if their typically developing peers are taught how to interact with them than if only the children with ASD are taught such skills. According to a study funded by the National Institutes of Health, a shift away from more commonly used interventions that focus on training children with ASD directly may provide greater social benefits for children with ASD. The study was published online ahead of print on November 28, 2011, in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry. Read more...http://www.nimh.nih.gov/science-news/2011/training-peers-improves-social-outcomes-for-some-kids-with-asd.shtml

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