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Telehealth: Tips for helping kids with autism take part

Telehealth is increasing in popularity in the United States, partly due to the pandemic. But some children with autism have difficulty sitting through these virtual appointments.

Yet those visits can be a helpful part of a child's ongoing medical care, and their convenience may help limit time away from work and school, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics' Healthy Children website.

Dr. Kristin Sohl, a pediatrician with University of Missouri Health Care, offers some tips for making these visits successful.