Autism Speaks science staff and advisors named the 2020 studies that most powerfully advanced understanding, treatment and support of people on the spectrum. For its list of "Advances in Screening, Diagnosis and Interventions, the organization included A Multisite Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing the Effects of Intervention Intensity and Intervention Style on Outcomes for Young Children With Autism, on which Center for Autism Director Geraldine Dawson, PhD, participated as an investigator. The study published in the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, compared interventions by dose (hours per week) and teaching approach (Early Start Denver Model or discrete trial teaching). Study results showed that toddlers performed the same regardless of dose or teaching approach, and child characteristics did not predict outcomes either.”
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