A recent randomized controlled trial evaluated the effectiveness of Pivotal Response Treatment in improving the communicative deficits faced by children with ASD, when the intervention was delivered by parents trained in a group setting. Explore this page to learn more about the types of therapies available for families affected by the disorder.
No standardized treatments exist for individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Instead, treatment strategies vary based on the type and severity of symptom presentation.
It’s important to consider that not all therapies are equal. While some treatment options have been tested in well-designed studies (evidence-based), others are only now emerging. Some of these are well established (evidence-based) while others maybe promising or emerging therapeutics requiring further assessment of its clinical utility.