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Autism Speaks, FSU and First Signs launch Autism Video Glossary treatment section
Date:1/5/2012

e subtle differences in behaviors that are typical in contrast with those that are red flags for ASD. Sections include an overview of ASD, social interaction, communication, repetitive behaviors and restricted interests, and regulatory and sensory systems.

The treatment section consists of five categories: behavioral interventions, developmental interventions, structured teaching and supports, clinical therapies, and toddler treatment models. Each category covers three to six treatments used commonly with children on the autism spectrum, and contains detailed information about those treatments, including whether training is required, measures for determining if treatments are working, and resources for more information. A link to the online Glossary of Terms is provided throughout the Autism Video Glossary to help educate parents and professionals about the terminology used in the clips or captions.

"One of the most challenging tasks for any family with a child on the autism spectrum is finding the right treatments and resources," said Nancy D. Wiseman, founder and president of First Signs. "The new treatment clips will allow families to compare treatments and get a feel for what might be right for their child."

"While there are no conclusive studies showing that one approach is better than another, some approaches, such as applied behavior analysis, have been researched more than others and many approaches incorporate similar intervention strategies," said Amy M. Wetherby, PhD, distinguished research professor and director of the Autism Institute at Florida State University. "Viewing the treatments in action will help parents and professionals see a range of intervention strategies and choose treatment strategies that best fit the needs of the child and family."


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