Welcome to the autism issue! We interviewed Dr. Serena Wieder on evidence-based developmental approaches for kids with ASD, ones that bring the humanity back into autism treatment by returning our focus to the nurturing relationships between parents and children, building on children’s ideas to improve communication and learning. These belong at the top of our list of treatment options for families.
Have you heard about using simvastatin for autism? We have a review of it inside. And here’s a long-standing question: When should we consider antipsychotics for aggression? Dr. Candace Good’s review of the TOSCA study addresses this conundrum. Finally, you’ve heard of ACT, a newer, useful therapy. We interviewed Dr. Janina Scarlet! Dr. Scarlet helps us understand the basics of acceptance and commitment therapy.
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