How many people shed their autism diagnosis, either for another diagnosis or no diagnosis at all? What do the largest studies say, and why do parents believe their children lost an autism diagnosis? Their answers may surprise you.
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Studies estimate that from 3 to 25 percent of children with autism lose their diagnosis. Some wonder: did those who recover really have autism at the outset? Were they truly free from autistic symptoms? What separates those who lose their diagnosis from those who don't? Explore this controversial topic.
Self-injury – hitting, scratching or biting oneself – is a particularly challenging behavior often found in autism. Find out what causes it, and what treatments can help.
The Early Start Denver Model is an autism therapy that made news with reports that it "normalized" some toddlers' brain activity. Parents have looked to autism interventions for cures since psychologist O. Ivar Lovaas reported, in a groundbreaking study in 1987, that recovery is possible. But the Denver Model study provided the first physical evidence – in the form of brain wave tests – that an autism intervention works.
This is the first in a three-part series on behavioral interventions for autism spectrum disorders.
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Shared core deficits in the areas of communication, social behavior, and excessive repetitive behavior may predispose children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) to display problem behavior.
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