Study highlights potential of telehealth for autism therapy provision

Written by Alice Weatherston

A pilot study carried out at Michigan State University (MI, USA) has revealed that telehealth training may represent a viable method for teaching parents to provide therapy for autistic children themselves. The findings, which were published recently in Autism and the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, have potentially significant implications for parents that struggle to locate or afford therapy from healthcare professionals. The prevalence of autism has dramatically increased throughout the past two decades; however the availability of intervention services for parents has not increased comparably. The current study recruited 28 parents of children diagnosed with autism, all of...

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