Object play in infants with autism: methodological issues in retrospective video analysis.

@article{Baranek2005ObjectPI,
  title={Object play in infants with autism: methodological issues in retrospective video analysis.},
  author={Grace T. Baranek and Carolyn R Barnett and Erin M Adams and Nancy A Wolcott and Linda R Watson and Elizabeth R. Crais},
  journal={The American journal of occupational therapy : official publication of the American Occupational Therapy Association},
  year={2005},
  volume={59 1},
  pages={20-30}
}
OBJECTIVES Using a taxonomy of object play, this study describes methodological issues in using retrospective video analysis and computer-based coding as a research tool for early identification of autism. METHOD Home videos of 32 infants with autism (n= 11), developmental delay (n= 10), and typical development (n= 11) were edited and analyzed for duration and highest level of object play in four hierarchical categories (exploratory, relational, functional, symbolic) using The Observer 3.0… CONTINUE READING