Autism: Treatments & Latest Therapies

From the Show: Healthy Children
Summary: Will the latest therapies and treatments for Autism work for your child? Are they covered by insurance?  We help you figure out the maze of Autism and the best treatment for your child.
Air Date: 4/3/13
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Dr. Susan Hyman, MD
Hyman Susan MD 120webSusan L. Hyman, MD, FAAP is a Professor of Pediatrics and Division Chief of Neurodevelopmental and Behavioral Pediatrics at the Golisano Children's Hospital at the University of Rochester Medical Center. She is Board Certified in Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics as well as Neurodevelopmental Disabilities.

In addition to seeing children and youth with autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disabilities in the clinical setting, Dr. Hyman is the co-Principal Investigator of the Rochester site of the Autism Speaks- Autism Treatment Network. Her research has focused on medical problems of children wth ASD related to feeding behavior, nutrition, and sleep as well as interventions used for symptoms of autism. She is the chair of the Autism Subcommittee of the Council on Children with Disabilities of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Autism: Treatments & Latest Therapies
What therapies now have the best evidence behind them showing they can help children with autism? What is applied behavioral analysis? Are these treatments covered by insurance? What about special diets or some of the other alternative therapies available out there? We offer help sorting through the myriad of treatments and therapies to help you best treat your child with Autism.
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