A short video about some of our research related to Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood and children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

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  1. “Children who watched Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood exhibited higher levels of empathy, self-efficacy (basically, confidence in oneself in social situations), and the ability to recognize emotions than those who watched the nature show. There is a kicker, though. In order for kids to benefit from watching the show, their regular TV-watching experiences had to be accompanied by frequent parent-child conversations about media content.”


    Yet in this video, the autistic kids benefited from this show without parental involvement. Or was there parental involvement but it just wasn’t discussed in the video? Or is is that autistic kids absorb lessons from TV more readily than neurotypical kids? Or just not sure why?


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