Children suffering from autism could have an improved IQ and social skills if they are given treatment at an early age, a new research carried out at the MIND Institute at the University of California Davis Medical Center suggests.
The findings builds on a recent study published in the Pediatrics journal which reveals that daily games and pretend play among autistic children improved their IQ, language and social skills.
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Says Goldie E. Grossman, who is the Director of Educational Support Team at Hillel Yeshiva in New Jersey, "Health Protection Agency (HPA)Activities that elicit interaction - the laughter, smiles, and sparkling eyes that tell us that the child is connected to his world - are activities that enable the child to function more as a child, and less as a child with autism."
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