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Study Finds Merit In Classroom-Based Autism Therapy

March 16, 2016

Preschool teachers may be able to play a significant role in helping kids with autism improve their language and social skills, a new study suggests. Using a play-based intervention called Joint Attention Symbolic Play Engagement and Regulation, or JASPER, teachers in several preschool classrooms for children with autism were able to integrate the behavior therapy directly into their students' daily routines. Months later, there were substantial differences in progress between students on the spectrum who were in classes using the built-in technique as opposed to those relying on traditional curriculums alone. Read More

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