Group-Based Therapy for Autism
Interview: Rebecca Landa, PhD, Director, Center for Autism and Related Disorders and the REACH research program, Kennedy Krieger Institute
Earlier this week, the Kennedy Krieger Institute released a study involving very young children diagnosed with autism.
Rebecca Landa, PhD, is a leading authority on early detection and intervention for autism. Her study of two-year-olds was the first one of its kind funded by the National Institutes of Health.
Dr. Landa found that a classroom environment was a successful treatment that allows the children to learn how to interact in a group.
looking for an alternative to the very expensive autism interventions that require many hours per week of one-on-one therapy.
She told Sound Medicineís Dr. Kathy Miller about a group-treatment model that has had very encouraging results.