Research shows watching Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood helps children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) overcome common skills deficits

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A new study by researchers at Texas Tech University shows that watching Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood may be especially beneficial to children with ASD.

Children with ASD often struggle with food selectivity (trying new foods) and transitioning away from preferred activities (stopping play when asked). And it just so happens that these are two skills taught in episodes of Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood. New research by researchers at Texas Tech University—to be published in an upcoming issue of Behavior Analysis in Practiceinvolved two 5-year-old boys with ASD (in the interest of full disclosure, I should note that I am a co-author on the research project).
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