Video-Based Therapy Might Benefit Babies At Risk of Autism 

Video-based therapy for families with babies at risk of autism improves infants’ engagement, attention and social behavior, and might reduce the likelihood of such children developing autism, according to new research published in The Lancet Psychiatry journal.

 

“Our findings indicate that using video feedback-based therapy to help parents understand and respond to their infant’s individual communication style during the first year of life may be able to modify the emergence of autism-related behaviours and symptoms,” explains Jonathan Green, lead author and Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Manchester, UK.

 

 

Journal Article

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanpsy/article/PIIS2215-0366(14)00091-1/abstract

 

 

Media Links

 http://www.londonlive.co.uk/news/2015-01-22/video-based-therapy-might-benefit-babies-at-risk-of-autism

 

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2920454/Could-treatment-prevent-autism.html

 

http://www.sciencemediacentre.org/expert-reaction-to-video-based-therapy-for-autism/

 

https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/lifestyle/a/26062066/autism-therapy-raises-hope/

 

http://time.com/3676902/parents-may-be-able-to-lower-their-childrens-risk-of-autism/