Although parents' reports and the review of home videos have generated considerable insights into early development in children with ASD prospective 'baby sibs ' studies of high-risk infants provide a unique opportunity to directly observe along with parents some of the earliest signs of autism. In addition, using longitudinal studies with standardized methods of measuring early communication social and regulatory behaviors provides a rich developmental perspective that may be difficult to obtain using other study designs.
Behavioral markers and developmental trajectories observed early in life in infants who have subsequently been diagnosed with ASD are described and illustrated. As part of a pilot subproject children identified as having concerns in the domains of social-communication expressive language and/or play and behavioral development participated in intervention.The intervention model is discussed and cases are presented using videoclips.
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How Infants and Their Brains Develop and Early Signs of Autism Spectrum Disorders: Implications for Detection and Care
Presented by Colwyn Trevarthen Ph.D. Scotland
Early Identification for ASD Using Social-Emotional Indicators
Presented by Jim Stieben Canada
Early Signs Related to Posture and Communication
Presented by Prof. Laurent Danon-Boileau France
How Children and Parents Collaborate to Negotiate Meaning: Implications for the Language Development of Children with Autism
Presented by Michael Siller M.A. USA
Changing Destinies: Finding the Conditions for Attunement in a Six-Month-Old Baby
Presented by Stella Acquarone Ph.D. England
Early Indicators of Autism Spectrum Disorders in the First Year of Life
Presented by Sandra Maestro M.D. and Filippo Muratori M.D. Italy
Infants at Risk: Early Signs of Pre-Autism Diagnosis and Treatment
Presented by Hanna Alonim Isreal
Echoes in the Nursery: Does Our Third Baby Have Autism Too?
Presented by Barbara Kalmanson Ph.D. USA
The Earliest Signs of Autism in Infants and Treatment: Where We Were and Where We Are
Presented by Henry Massie M.D. USA
Available As: DVD format
Presenters: Lonnie Zwaigenbaum M.D. and Shelley Mitchell MSC SLP
Running Time: 60 Minutes