A new study coming out of the University of California at Davis MIND Institute is showing that treatment and therapy can eliminate developmental delays for children with early signs of autism. So is that good news? Maybe! But before you start hailing the successes of the study, it's important to consider so many more factors.
The researchers at UC Davis tested out a pilot therapy program on seven babies, ages 6 to 9 months, who were showing early signs of autism. The kids' parents worked on a treatment plan with them at home, and researchers followed the children until their third birthday, when they discovered that six of the seven kids had caught up in all of their learning and language skills. By 3, those kids had neither autism nor a developmental delay.
It's being hailed across the Internet this week, but come on. Seven kids do not a ground-breaking study make.