Playing with Toys: Emotional Tone

Video Summary

Children at risk for autism may show minimal interest in toys or struggle to play with them in an appropriate manner. In this clip, Sajid requires constant prompting and guidance from his therapist to play appropriately with a variety of toys. Further, he frequently shows absent or odd facial expressions. While manipulating the toys he vacilates between a blank expression and inexplicable laughter, neither of which appear tied to his play.


    • Emotion
    • flattened affect
    • General Behaviors
    • lack of mastery motivation
    • Play
    • inappropriate play with toys
    • lack of imitative social play
    • lack of pretend play
    • repetitive play

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