Saturday, January 13, 2007

Clinic Notes: ABA and Eye Contact Revisited

In a post last week I mentioned a study that found that children with autism perceived faces as threatening and that was the reason they did not make eye contact. The first ABA program in my ABA eBook is on eye contact. And I know from many years of clinical experience that a child with autism is not going to advance until they are making eye contact on command and are also making spontaneous eye contact.
A project in Great Britain is using cartoons of human faces on vehicles such as trains and cars to teach children with autism to make eye contact and understand human emotions. I have ordered their DVD and will evaluate this approach. In a future blog I will post the results

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