Chapter 6 pt. 2: Infancy: Social and Emotional Development

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autism spectrum disorders (ASDs)
developmental disorders characterized by impairment in communication and social skills, and by repetitive, stereotyped behavior.
autism
a disorder characterized by extreme aloneness, communication problems, preservation of sameness, and ritualistic behavior.
mutism
refusal to speak.
echolalia
automatic repetition of sounds or words.
social referencing
using another person's reaction to a situation to form one's own response.
emotional regulation
techniques for controlling one's emotional states.
separation-individuation
the process of becoming separate from and independent of the mother.
temperament
individual difference in style of reaction that is present early in life.
goodness of fit
agreement between the parents' expectations of a child and the child's temperament.