Lucia Vittorini

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BACKGROUND Repetitive behaviours are an essential part of the diagnosis of autism but are also commonly seen in typically developing children. The current study investigated the frequency and factor structure of repetitive behaviours in a large community sample of 2-year-olds. METHODS A new measure, the Repetitive Behaviour Questionnaire (RBQ-2) was(More)
In a longitudinal study of attachment, children (N = 147) aged 50 and 61 months heard their mother and a stranger make conflicting claims. In 2 tasks, the available perceptual cues were equally consistent with either person's claim but children generally accepted the mother's claims over those of the stranger. In a 3rd task, the perceptual cues favored the(More)
Relations between infant–mother attachment security at 15 months and infants’ (N = 206) joint attention behaviors (a) with an experimenter at 8 and 15 months, and (b) with their mothers at 15 months were investigated. No concurrent or longitudinal relations were observed between attachment security and infants’ tendency to respond to an experimenter’s bids(More)
Objective: To investigate the frequency and pattern of a wide range of restricted and repetitive behaviors (RRBs) in the second year of life. Method: Parents of 139 15-month-old typically developing infants from a community sample completed the Repetitive Behaviour Questionnaire-2 (RBQ-2), giving information on RRBs (e.g. stereotyped motor movements,(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the frequency and pattern of a wide range of restricted and repetitive behaviors in the second year of life. METHOD Parents of 139 15-month-old typically developing infants from a community sample completed the Repetitive Behavior Questionnaire-2, giving information on restricted and repetitive behaviors (e.g., stereotyped motor(More)
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