Lack of Affection with Dad

Video Summary

Dr. Smith discusses how children on the spectrum may reject or become distressed by their parents' attempts to comfort or be affectionate towards them.

"'s almost more distressing to him to be held by his father than it is to step on an object that hurt his foot..."
— Christopher Smith, PhD


    • Family Life
    • parenting
    • Social Interaction
    • not easily comforted
    • distressed by touch
    • lack of affection

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