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Autism and Behavioral Treatment

Read more about 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.