The Duck Song

Video Summary

The following clip shows how some children with autism lack the ability to appropriately respond to the emotions of others. In contrast to his classmates who comfort their teacher who is pretending to cry after reading a story, Christian remains seated. He does not exhibit concern or attempt to comfort his teacher; rather, he is nonresponsive to her emotion.

"...some children with autism lack the appropriate response to the expression of affect in others..."
— Christopher Smith, PhD


    • Social Interaction
    • Emotion Recognition
    • emotional understanding
    • lack of emotional understanding
    • Lack of Emotion Recognition
    • not offering comfort

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