The introduction of a new Muppet on Sesame Street represents an encouraging cultural shift in the portrayal of characters with autism. But there is still a way to go.
Kids who watch educational programs such as 'Sesame Street' show better academic skills. But this does not mean all children can learn from educational media.
Research shows that preschool children take characters from popular television shows and movies and blend them together to create complex oral stories.
A recent study concluded that children who watched Sesame Street in the 1970s fared better in school. Why?