Autism and family home movies: Preliminary findings
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- Adrien, J.L., Faure, M., Perrot, A. et al. J Autism Dev Disord (1991) 21: 43. doi:10.1007/BF02206996
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Preliminary analyses of 12 home movies taken by parents before the recognition of autistic disorders of their own child confirm the major value of this method for describing early signs: anomalies of eye contact, deficient variability of emotional expression, defect of attention and initiation of communication, motor abnormalities, etc. The possibilities of subsequently using these documents in a research context are described: behavior assignment with a rating scale, comparative analysis with movies of normal children, blind examination, and scoring by investigators not informed of the diagnosis.