Therapies for Young Children with Autism
Outcomes -- Children Responding to Therapy
It is essential that children with an ASD receive therapy at the earliest age possible. Though the brain mechanisms are not entirely understood, it is clear that repeating lessons and practicing skills results in developmental gains and changes to the brain. As such, it is imperative that everything a child learns in therapy is practiced in as many contexts as possible. Dr. Fein explains that all children can make progress through therapy at any age, but they will make the most dramatic improvements early in life, when their brains are more impressionable.