Autism and Behavioral Treatment
Effect of Behavioral Treatment on Autism
Using behavioral techniques can involve rewarding desirable behaviors to increase those behaviors. Work with a behavioral therapist who can provide guidelines for you and your child. Some studies have shown that this kind of treatment may lead to improvements in language, social skills, and behavior.
Side Effects and Warnings
Many parents in particular find behavioral treatment preferable to stimulation medication for reducing the symptoms of ADHD in their children. However, behavioral treatment is limited to both the parent and the child's ability to follow the recommendations and the duration of the treatment.