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About the Study

The aim of this study is to observe the early interactive modes of parent-child dyads and the child's communication skills in infants with typical development and those at risk for neurodevelopmental difficulties. To this end, short video recordings (about 5 minutes) of parent-child interactions are recorded, and standardized observational scales for video coding are used. Parents are asked to fill out a battery of questionnaires aimed at assessing the emotional state of the parent (depression, stress and anxiety), the quality of life of the child and the self-assessment by the parent of the quality of interaction with their child. Finally, the cognitive, motor and visual outcome of the child at 12 and 24 months are evaluated.

Contact: Dr. Fabrizia Festante

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