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Early autism intervention works: study

Early intervention aimed at helping parents communicate with their autistic child has a long-term effect on reducing the severity of symptoms, a study has found.

The study published in medical journal The Lancet showed the significant benefit continued for six years after the end of treatment.

Led by the University of Manchester, King's College London and Newcastle University in the UK, the researchers found that children who had received parent-focused intervention between the ages of two to four showed improved social communication and reduced repetitive behaviours.

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