Study leads to IQ improvements in autistic children

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    A study released by the UW Autism Center sets a new stage for early autism recognition, which can lead to higher IQs and increased social skills in autistic children.

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    Photo by Sang Cho. Along with developing necessary skills for autistic children’s age levels, the toys play a role in building a relationship with the child and the therapist.

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    Photo by Sang Cho. Typical toddler toys are used at the UW Autism Center to help develop motor skills in autistic children.



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    While the UW Autism Center has worked on a variety of studies related to autism, the Early Start study is at the forefront due to its success in early intervention, with some of the toddlers in the study being as young as 18 months. The method, which was deemed the “Early Start Denver Model” (ESDM), was measured against a community-based autism program and, in the end, was found to improve children’s IQ scores by an average of 17.6 points, while the community intervention only improved by seven points.


    UW study leads to IQ improvements in autistic children - The Daily of the University of Washington
     
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    ##@@@Q#%$ why can't we change our thread titles without this silly double posting?
     
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    So there is hope that Republicans will get smarter? Or are they too old for the improvements to work?
     
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    :lol: Okay...you deleted the wrong one. Can you change "finds" to "leads to"...thanks.
     
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    I think this is awesome news. It shows the plasticity of IQ and it also is a great help to autistic people everywhere.
     
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    Only if they get the training einstein.
    That will take some socialistic effort.
     
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    For people that can't afford it, yes it will. Not that that is a bad thing.
     

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