Massimiliano Petrillo

Massimiliano Petrillo
Institute of Ortophonology · Institute of Ortophonology

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I disturbi dello spettro autistico sono caratterizzati da difficoltà nell'interazione socio-comunicativa, dalla presenza di comportamenti e interessi ristretti e ripetitivi. In determinate circostanze, ad esempio durante un periodo di lockdown, quando l'isolamento sociale e il distanziamento diventano obbligatori per tutti, in particolare per le fa...
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The discipline of osteopathy is a whole person approach that incorporates medical and scientific knowledge using an array of manipulative techniques for diagnosis and treatment of several types of diseases (WHO). The ostheopathic examination allows to locate somatic dysfunctions which are the hallmarks of health imbalance caused by stressful events...
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Autism spectrum disorders are generally regarded as lifelong conditions, affecting communication, relationships, and adaptive skills. Studies on the developmental trajectories of people out of autism have found adequate adaptive social-communication skills, effective experiences of inclusion in regular education classrooms, normal intellective func...
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Raising a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can be a very stressful experience, impacting parents and their ability to take care of their child. We examined the relationship between parenting stress and child, and parent and contextual factors in a sample of 61 families of children with ASD recruited in a centre for ASD assessment and treat...
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Background: Autism spectrum disorder is a complex condition with wide variation in type and severity that involves persistent challenges in social interaction, speech and nonverbal communication, restricted/repetitive behaviours and adaptive behaviours. In recent years, research has deepened the study of the predictive factors of optimal outcome, i...
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Parents of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have to address various challenges mainly due to their children’s atypia related to communication, emotion regulation and behaviors, arising also within the relationship with their caregivers. Several studies have pointed out that children with ASD can exhibit many difficulties regarding initi...
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Background and aims: The daily challenges of caring for a child with autism spectrum disorder affect many areas of everyday life and parental well-being, as well as parents’ ability to manage the needs of the family and the child concerned. A better understanding of parents’ perception of their child’s characteristics can allow better support for t...
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Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) are characterized by impairments in social interaction and reciprocal communication. During a pandemic, when social distancing becomes mandatory for all, both parents and children are not supported in-person by their therapists and cannot participate in usual therapies. This study reports the main clinical changes ex...
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Early parent–child relationships are an important factor influencing many domains of child development, even in the presence of autism. In this study, we investigated the associations between parent–child attunement during play, parental insightfulness, and parental acceptance of their child’s diagnosis of an autism spectrum disorder. A sample of 5...
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Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder displaying individual impairments in social interaction, communication skills, interest and behaviours. In the last decade several studies have been published on the approaches that can be used with ASD children. This study illustrated the therapeutic approach of the DERBBI method, def...
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Questa raccolta di storie cliniche di bambini affetti da autismo rappresenta la possibilità di focalizzare le singole difficoltà del piccolo paziente alla ricerca di un senso nel suo penoso vissuto e in quello di tutti coloro che gli sono accanto. Per trovare le risposte terapeutiche adeguate, gli autori – tutti psicoterapeuti dell’età evolutiva ch...
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Purpose The assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) in childhood has two essential aspects: the identification of the risk (under 30 months of age) and the definition of a diagnosis that takes into account its core areas as well as further non-specific aspects. The purpose of this paper is to present an approach that considers the combination...
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Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by impairments in social communication and presence of restricted and repetitive patterns of behavior and interests, including abnormal reactions to sensory stimuli. Atypical responses to sensory input are increasingly recognized as a common feature of ASDs. In addition to repetitive patterns of...
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Introduction Literature on parents’ adjustment in families with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) children highlights on one hand that raising a child with ASD represent a higher stressful experience comparing to families of children with other disabilities and families of children with typical development. On the other hand, a recent systematic revie...
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This study examines the context of executive functioning in preschool children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) and verifies the degree of agreement between the compilation of the Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Functions-Preschool Version (BRIEF-P) by parents and therapists. To this end, parents and professionals of 46 ASD children age...
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The Understanding of Others’ Intentions (UOI) is a precursor of the theory of mind. The purpose of this study is to verify whether the absence of UOI is related to the Intelligence Quotient (IQ) or constitutes a typical characteristic of the autistic disorder, and if its presence could be a predictor of a positive symptomatologic evolution. To this...
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The article aims to highlight some predictive indicators of improvement in ADOS scores in a group of 49 children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. For this purpose we created a specific protocol named T.U.L.I.P. that, using the Fluid Reasoning of the Leiter-R, the presence of Emotional Contagion (TCE) and the ability to understand the intentions of t...
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Background: Children with autism spectrum disorder show a deficit in neurobiological processes. This deficit hinders the development of intentional behavior and appropriate problem-solving, leading the child to implement repetitive and stereotyped behaviors and to have difficulties in reciprocal interactions, empathy and in the development of a the...
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-90 Italian children (72 boys, 18 girls) with a diagnosis of infantile autism (age range = 2.5-16.5 yr.) were assessed with a non-verbal intelligence test (Leiter-R). The test was repeated 3 times in four years. The measures used were IQ and Fluid Reasoning (FR), as evaluation of inductive and deductive reasoning, and the Autism Diagnostic Observat...
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Confrontarsi con la patologia autistica, permette al clinico un contatto diretto con la pervasività di tale disturbo e la comprensione delle dinamiche di azione e reazione a vari livelli (emotivo, verbale, comportamentale e difensivo) consente di realizzare la posizione e la distanza terapeutica assunte nell'interazione, conferendoci il dono di un...
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La valutazione delle capacità cognitive rappresenta un tassello fondamentale del mosaico diagnostico, che raccoglie e integra il senso della diagnosi stessa. Valutare le funzioni cognitive e le loro manifestazioni all'interno della pervasiva area dell’autismo, conduce il clinico a calibrare la valutazione sulla base delle implicazioni e delle limit...
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È compito dei ragazzi rompere con la tradizione per contrapporre nuove forme identitarie, ma è compito degli adulti leggere nella trasgressione quella trama che permette un’integrazione tra il vecchio e il nuovo e che consente di fare cultura con il fare degli adolescenti anche alla periferia del mondo. Se possiamo cogliere nei comportamenti dei ra...

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-Assess executive functions in preschool children with autism spectrum disorders. -Investigate correlations between the development of executive functions, autistic symptoms, cognitive development, chronological age and therapy duration.