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How are complementary therapies used to treat autism?

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Autism is a disorder marked by an inability to easily communicate and interact with others. Main treatments for it include behavioral and communication therapy and medical and dietary therapy.

Complementary therapy may help boost learning and communications skills in some people with autism. Options include music, art, or animal therapy, such as horseback riding or swimming with dolphins.

From: What Does the Word ‘Autism’ Mean? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: Health24 News: "Autism Through Ages Baffles Science." Autism and PDD Support Network: "History of Autism."

Reviewed by Renee A. Alli on February 03, 2019

SOURCES: Health24 News: "Autism Through Ages Baffles Science." Autism and PDD Support Network: "History of Autism."

Reviewed by Renee A. Alli on February 03, 2019

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