ERIC Number: EJ308392
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1984
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Attachment Behaviors in Autistic Children.
Sigman, Marian; Ungerer, Judy A.
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v14 n3 p231-44 Sep 1984
Observation of 14 autistic and 14 nonautistic children of equivalent mental age revealed that autistic Ss showed evidence of attachment to their mothers. Among autistic Ss, those showing increased attachment behaviors in response to separation and reunion demonstrated more advanced symbolic play skills than those showing no attachment change. (Author/CL)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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