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Videotaping the child's social interactions

Why is it important to videotape social interactions?

The pattern of interactions of a child with the adults and peers can facilitate an early detection of different delays in social skills and adoptive behaviors development usually associated with Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD), Autism, or Asperger's disease.

What to record?

  • The reaction of the child on a caretaker or other adult, who just entered the room.
  • The reaction of the child on a caretaker leaving the room.
  • What does the child do if left alone for some time?
  • How does the child react on the attention of an adult: is he/she indifferent, exited, shy, curious, scared, aggressive, seeks approval?
  • How does the child play when in a group of peers?
            
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