Social orienting and joint attention in preschoolers with autism spectrum disorders

@inproceedings{Franchini2017SocialOA,
  title={Social orienting and joint attention in preschoolers with autism spectrum disorders},
  author={Martina Franchini and Bronwyn Glaser and Hilary Wood de Wilde and Edouard Gentaz and Stephan Eliez and Marie Schaer},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2017}
}
Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) orient less to socially salient stimuli, such as dynamic social images, than typically developing children. In turn, this lack of social orienting is thought to impair affected individuals' socio communicative development. Here, we aim to explore the relationship between time spent on dynamic social images and ASD behaviors, such as joint attention and communication, in preschoolers on the autism spectrum. In this study, social orienting is measured… CONTINUE READING