Greeting Mom

Video Summary

Dr. Smith describes how a child on the spectrum fails to give his mother a warm, flexible and spontaneous greeting. Similarly, Dr. Smith also describes the child's limited attempt to direct his mother's attention. Though he points out an object of interest, he does not look back to his parents to ensure that they see it and share his enthusiam.

"Lack of a spontaneous flexible greeting is also a sign of autism."
— Christopher Smith, PhD


    • Social Interaction
    • lack of spontaneous affection
    • lack of joint attention
    • Verbal Communicative Skills
    • inappropriate greeting

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