Following a Point After Much Effort

Video Summary

Children with autism may have difficulty interpreting gestures made by other people or understanding the communicative intent of other people's actions. Evan shows weak joint attention. That is, he does not follow his mother's point without a great deal of effort and repetition on her part, suggesting a lack of understanding or interest in the meaning behind this gesture.


    • Nonverbal Behaviors Used in Social Interaction
    • lack of eye contact
    • Social Interaction
    • not following a point
    • Social Interaction
    • following a point
    • Verbal Communicative Skills
    • lack of response to name

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