Babies at Risk
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 244 , Segment 6
Episode: Super Tuesday Analysis, Barbie's New Look, How Doctors Die
- Mar 2, 2016 11:00 pm
- 23:15 mins
Guest: Deborah Fein, PhD, Head of Clinical Division in the Department of Psychological sciences at the University of Connecticut A growing number of American children are being diagnosed with autism: one in sixty-eight kids are on the autism spectrum, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Early intervention can be key to helping these child, but often such intervention is too expensive for families or not available until a child is several years old. The good news is there’s a lot parents can do to help an autistic child make up some of the ground in social and verbal areas where they lag. Child development expert Deborah Fein of the University of Connecticut has co-authored a how-to book of activities parents can do with an at-risk baby or toddler and she’s on the line now.