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LEIRAS, Ema Ponce de León  and  BATISTELLI, Fátima Maria Vieira. Psychoanalitical reflections on a case of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Estilos clin. [online]. 2014, vol.19, n.2, pp.277-293. ISSN 1415-7128.

Some reflections are made by an analyst from the clinical material presented by the analyst for a girl with ASD, focusing on the first stage of treatment, which is centered in sensations and body-to-body interaction. It is the experienced affect and the encounter with the other one and his or her desire what brings meaning to the sensorial experience. The fundamental tool of psychoanalysis in this stage will be the analyst's perception and affect, at the service of perceiving minimal signs and transform them into signals. The author discusses the form of intervention and the interpretative mode of the analyst, which enables new and building psychic experiences through which symbolization movements start to occur.

Keywords : autism; clinical case; child psychonalysis technique; affect; symbolization.

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