Repetitive and Restricted Behaviors and their Sensory components in young children with Autism: Family Quality of Life and improvement during intervention

Alessandro Delle Fratte

Association for Treatment and Research in Autism "Umbrella"

Allessandro delle Fratte is a neuropsuchologist with experience in evaluation and treatmement of children with autism spectrum disorders. He obtained his degree in Experimental Psychology on "Epigenetics of Alzheimer's disease" from the University "La Sapienza" of Rome and specilized in Neuropsychology at the "A.N.S.V.I- Accademia di Neuropsicologia dello Sviluppo" in Parma. His thesis on "Generative modeling of dyadic conversations: characterization of pragmatic skills During development age" won the best poster prize at the Conference of Developmental Neuropsychology 01/2014, IX edition in Bressanone. In 2012 he won a scholarship at the University of Parma as a PhD student in Neuroscience. He worked at the Department of Physiology where he studied the activity of mirror neurons in the prefrontal cortex of the macaque. He joined the Association for Treatment and Research in Autism "Umbrella" in Rome in 2015, as a psychologist and research assistant. Prior to joining, he provided clinical assessment and treatment to children with ASD at the "Children and Autism Foundation" of Parma, as well as neuropsychological assessment at "Ieled Milan", "Cooperative Cascina Bianca" and “ABC Milan studio”.

Abstract

Importance: Sensory processing issues (SP) often co-occur with restricted and repetitive behaviors (RRB). Following a developmental account RRBs are defined as developmentally immature responses serving adaptive functions... [ view full abstract ]

Ethics and permissions statement and / or disclosure of potential conflict of interest (if relevant)

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Authors

  1. Kristin Strauss (Treatment and Research Center for Autism "Umbrella")
  2. Alessandro Delle Fratte (Association for Treatment and Research in Autism "Umbrella")
  3. Stefano Vicari (Department of Neuroscience, Children’s Hospital Bambino Gesù)
  4. Giovanni Valeri (Department of Neuroscience, Children’s Hospital Bambino Gesù)
  5. Luigi Mazzone (Department of Neuroscience, Children’s Hospital Bambino Gesù)
  6. Leonardo Fava (Association for Treatment and Research in Autism "Umbrella")

Topic Area

Topics: Research

Session

V7 » Oral Posters: Comorbidities; mental health and wellbeing; access to healthcare IV (11:40 - Saturday, 17th September, Moorfoot Room)