Que nous apprennent les petits frères et sœurs sur les signes précoces d'autisme?

Translated title of the contribution: What are infant siblings teaching us about autism in infancy?

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The purpose of this review is to synthesize the main findings thus far, particularly highlighting unexpected findings and areas of discrepancy in order to suggest targets for development of new hypotheses and new research. We will focus on five topics: presence of ASD in the infant sibling groups, patterns and characteristics of motor development, patterns and characteristics of social and emotional development, patterns and characteristics of intentional communication-both verbal and non-verbal, and patterns that mark the onset of behaviors pathognomonic for ASD. We will end with a discussion of surprises, contradictions and discrepancies, implications, and research needs.

Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)43-54
Number of pages12
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2009



  • Autism
  • Early atypicalities
  • High risk infants
  • Pathognomonic behaviors
  • Social development

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Education
  • Health(social science)
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)

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