Early interventions for children with Autism are supported by the best evidence available to date and yet they don't guarantee to help every child that receives a diagnosis. Why do some children benefit from these interventions and others don't? This is an important question as not only are interventions expensive, but they also require a lot of time and effort from children and parents.
In our new article, we reviewed the evidence for differences in learning and explore how learning strategies could be tailored to the unique abilities of children on the spectrum. We suggest that differences in treatment response may be due to differences in how individuals with ASD respond to, and learn form, reinforcers in the environment.