Project

Training of early social-communicative abilities in young children with autism spectrum disorder

Duration
19 October 2009 → 18 October 2013
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • Language studies
    • Literary studies
  • Social sciences
    • Animal experimental and comparative psychology
    • Applied psychology
    • Developmental psychology and ageing
    • Human experimental psychology
Keywords
imitation early intervention autism spectrum disorder joint attention symbolic play
 
Project description

Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) show deficits in early social-communicative abilities: joint attention, imitation and symbolic play. The aim of this research is to investigate the effectivity of short interventions to train these abitities in you children with ASD. The ultimate goal is to develop an integrated therapy programme.