Daniel Messinger, Lynn Perry, et al. contributed to the book series “Advances in Child Development Behavior,” Volume 62 “New Methods and Approaches for Studying Child Development,” Chapter 7 “Computational Approaches to Understanding Interaction and Development,” which focuses on vocal interaction and development in children.
Daniel Messinger, Jacquelyn Moffitt, et al. published a chapter (21) in Oxford Academic’s The Oxford Handbook of Emotional Development titled “Early Interaction: New Approaches.” The chapter focuses on new developments in behavior imaging, objective quantification of human action, and computational approaches to the study of early emotional interaction and development.
Infant attachment is a key predictor of later socioemotional functioning, but it is not clear how parental responsivity to infant expressive behavior is associated with attachment outcomes. A mid-range model of responsivity holds that both unresponsive and highly reactive parental behaviors lead to insecure and disorganized attachment.
Abstract Although difficulties with social relationships are key to autism spectrum disorder (ASD), no previous study has examined infant attachment security prior to ASD diagnosis. We prospectively assessed attachment security at 15 months in high‐risk infants with later ASD (high‐risk/ASD, n = 16), high‐risk infants Read more “Attachment Security Differs by Later Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Prospective Study”
Symptoms of ASD may alter the coordination infant-parent interactions, disrupting successful communication and social interactions. Previous research indicated that six-month-old infants with later ASD did showed no reduction in smiling following parental unresponsiveness (the still-face effect). Read more “An Early Behavioral Index of ASD from Automated Microanalysis of Movement Dynamics”