until further notice
SourceJournal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 38, 5, (2008), pp. 857-66
Article / Letter to editor
Display more detailsDisplay less details
PI Group Memory & Emotion
F.C. Donders Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
Subject110 012 Social cognition of verbal communication; 150 000 MR Techniques in Brain Function; DCN 1: Perception and Action; DCN 3: Neuroinformatics; EBP 1: Determinants in Health and Disease; NCEBP 9: Mental health; UMCN 3.2: Cognitive neurosciences
Play helps to develop social skills. Children with autism show deviances in their play behavior that may be associated with delays in their social development. In this study, we investigated manipulative, functional and symbolic play behavior of toddlers with and without autism (mean age: 26.45, SD 5.63). The results showed that the quality of interaction between the child and the caregiver was related to the development of play behavior. In particular, security of attachment was related to better play behavior. When the developmental level of the child is taken into account, the attachment relationship of the child with the caregiver at this young age is a better predictor of the level of play behavior than the child's disorder.
This item appears in the following Collection(s)
- Academic publications 
- Donders Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging 
- Electronic publications 
- Faculty of Medical Sciences 
Upload full text
Use your RU credentials (u/z-number and password) to log in with SURFconext to upload a file for processing by the repository team.