Podcast: The infant brain on early behavioral intervention
The brain is developing even after birth. So interventions that are given very early have the best chance of remolding and rewiring a brain with autism to prevent autism-related disabilities. This week, a group from the University of London, Duke University, and University of Washington measured brain activity during tasks that required social attention following two months of very, very, very early intervention. They found that the way the brain responded to social stimuli was more like those without an autism diagnosis. This study shows that a biological marker of brain function is altered after behavioral interventions that are intended to do just that – change the way the brain functions. Click here to learn more and listen to this week’s podcast with Dr. Alycia Halladay.