Brain signals improve the efficacy of behavioral interventions

Published November 21, 2016

podcast-logo_11212016Biomarkers can help distinguish different types of features, but this past week they were used to predict who would respond to Pivotal Response Training, or PRT. Researchers, led by Dr. Pam Ventola at the Yale Child Study Center, looked at how the brain responded to a social or non-social situation as well as baseline features on standardized measures. Remarkably, these brain signatures were better at standard behavioral assessments at determining who would respond most positively to PRT. This study has enormous implications for #personalizedmedicine approaches and demonstrates how early studies in biomarkers many years ago have paid off for those with #autism.

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