Parent training helpful for managing behavior in children with autism

02/27/2012 | Disability Scoop

Outcomes improved for children with developmental disabilities and severe behavioral issues when medication was paired with training for parents, a study found. Functional communication and social interaction both improved for the medication and combined treatment groups, but the combined group did better on everyday adaptive functioning, according to findings in the Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.

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