As families and school districts nationwide deal with the growing prevalence of autism spectrum disorders, they look for experts who can answer some of their most worrying questions.
What is autism? How is it diagnosed? Is there a cure? How can it be treated?
Dr. Daniels specializes in early diagnosis, intervention, and treatment of autism spectrum disorders. Based on large bodies of research that children who receive early diagnosis and intervention are far more likely to succeed, he helps parents and schools to recognize early warning signs and intervene before the these neurobehavioral disorders become damaging.
One of the most successful interventions in treating autism in children is Pivotal Response Treatment (PRT), an evidence-based treatment developed by internationally recognized researchers and clinicians at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) Koegel Autism Center. Through PRT, 90 percent of children who are nonverbal at age 3 learn to speak by age 5 – a rate of success that is unmatched in the autism literature.
Dr. Rob Daniels (right) with Dr. Robert Koegel,
founder and director of the renowned
Koegel Autism Center at the University of California, Santa Barbara.