24 Jul 2015
Dr. Karen Parker: “Autistic children who had the lowest levels of the hormone vasopressin (similar to oxytocin) in their blood also had the greatest social impairment.”
This research was published July 22, 2015 in PLOS ONE.
This finding gives hope that treating low levels of vasopressin in kids with autism, may improve social impairment and poor communication skills.
Our goal in helping individuals with autism target three main concerns:
1- Improve social skills
2- Improve communication capabilities
3- Attaining independence
Source: Read the full research here.
Related topic: Guidelines to diagnose autism.
Tags: autism, communication, guidelines to diagnose autism, health, independence, major goals to help kids with autism, parenting, research, stanford university school of medicine, symptoms of autism, tips