Use of Home Videos for Investigation of Early Development and Skill Loss in Children Diagnosed with Autistic Regression: a Systematic Review

Adi Kaufman, Georgina Cox, Veronica Frewer, Katrina Williams, Alexandra Ure

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Autistic regression (AR) is commonly characterised as the loss of previously acquired language and social skills. This systematic review sought to identify studies that used family home videos to investigate early developmental patterns before AR onset and the domains involved in regression. Of 654 records screened, 12 studies were included. Two developmental patterns prior to AR onset were identified: typical and non-typical. Non-typical early development included more frequent use of socio-communicative skills in children who later experienced AR compared with matched typically developing controls. The contribution of home video studies to current understanding of AR is discussed, as well as implications for identification and management.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages16
JournalReview Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 16 Feb 2021


  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Autistic regression
  • Home video
  • Paediatric
  • Skill loss

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