The Effectiveness of Early Intervention on Children with Autism

By Danielle Aycardi

This issue of NASET’s Early Intervention series was written by Danielle Aycardi. The focus is to evaluate the effectiveness of early intervention on children on the Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Early intervention (EI) is defined as intervention implemented as soon as the disability is first identified, with the aim of reducing the impact of disability for the individual, their family, and the wider community (Productivity Commission, 2011). Studies have shown that early intervention has a significant positive impact on students with ASD. This literature review provides evidence of the effectiveness of early interventions when used with children on the Autism spectrum.  In addition, the review focuses on the developmental and social skills improvement during early interventio

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