Mélanie Couture

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Sensori-motor development and performance of daily living skills (DLS) remain little explored in children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). The objective of this study was to determine the impact of sensori-motor skills on the performance of DLS in preschool children with ASD. Thirty-five children, 3-4 years of age, were recruited and assessed with a(More)
BACKGROUND Few studies have examined empowerment interventions as they actually unfold in home care in the context of chronic health problems. This study aims to document the empowerment process as it plays out in interventions with adults receiving home care services. METHODS/DESIGN The qualitative design chosen is a fourth generation evaluation combined(More)
QueBall is a spherical robot capable of motion and equipped with touch sensors, multi-colored lights, sounds, and a wireless interface with an iOS device. While these capabilities may be useful in assisting the early diagnosis of autism, no detailed guidelines have yet been established to achieve this. In this report, we described the exploratory study(More)
Background. Now that early identification of toddlers with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is possible, efforts are being made to develop interventions for children under three years of age. Most studies on early intervention have focused on intensive and individual interventions. However, parent training interventions that help parents interact and(More)
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