A longitudinal study of parent-infant and sibling interactions in very young siblings of children with autism spectrum disorder.

01 October 2013 → 30 September 2017
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Animal experimental and comparative psychology
    • Applied psychology
    • Clinical and counseling psychology
    • Developmental psychology and ageing
    • Human experimental psychology
    • Other psychology and cognitive sciences
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Psychiatry and psychotherapy
    • Psychiatry and psychotherapy
    • Nursing
    • Other paramedical sciences
    • Psychiatry and psychotherapy
longitudinal Broader Autism Phenotype (BAP) parent-child interaction autism spectrum disorder (high-risk) siblings sibling interaction
Project description

Siblings of young children with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) often develop

characteristics of ASD themselves. Interaction patterns within the family may play an important role in the increased vulnerability of these siblings. The current study aims to broaden our understanding of interactions between both parents and high-risk siblings as between high-risk siblings and their brother or sister with ASD.