Preemptive therapy for infants showing early signs of autism

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What the Study Did: This randomized clinical trial of 103 infants found that a preemptive intervention for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) among infants showing early signs of ASD led to reduced ASD symptom severity across early childhood and reduced the odds of an ASD diagnosis at 3-years-old.

Authors: Andrew J. O. Whitehouse, Ph.D., of the University of Western Australia in Perth, Australia, is the corresponding author.

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