Peggy Halliday discusses a variety of topics related to autism spectrum disorders, such as if families can implement early intervention in their homes
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Host: Can families implement Early Intervention in their homes? Peggy Halliday: Absolutely, intervention may be provided in preschool setting or a public school setting or a private school setting like here at Virginia Institute of Autism or in the home and in many cases, it's most appropriate for these interventions to be taking place in a child s own home, especially if they are very young. Parents need training and support and then can learn to be very good at implementing these Behavioral Therapies on their own or with support. So, absolutely it can be done in the home. The better parents get at it to; the advantage of doing at in the home is that they start learning how to implement behavioral treatments all day long. They don t say - okay, this is our work time and this is our play time. They start being really good at finding teaching opportunities in every thing they do with their children.
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