Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Can Improve Emotion Regulation in Children with Autism

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Can Improve Emotion Regulation in Children with Autism

New research from York University's Faculty of Health shows cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) can help children with autism manage not only anxiety but other emotional challenges, such as sadness and anger. Led by Jonathan Weiss, associate professor in the Department of Psychology, Faculty of Health and CIHR Chair in Autism Spectrum Disorders Treatment and Care Research, the study shows CBT can lead to significant improvements in children's emotional regulation. It also shows -- for the first time -- that CBT can improve more than just anxiety. 

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