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Autism therapies and treatments

Deciding on treatment choices for a child with autism can be overwhelming. Many different interventions and techniques are offered, from medications to diets, from vitamins to occupational therapy, from cognitive-behavioral techniques to biofeedback training. It can be difficult to decide what to try, and even harder to tell what is effective. How do you know when a treatment is working?

As we explore current autism interventions, we have remarked on the fact that "folk wisdom" can lead to scientifically proven treatments...or not.  For an example of a fiercely believed in and cent