Monday, August 23, 2010

Children with Autism Process Sensory Information Differently

A new study shows that children with autism process sensory information differently than typically developing kids.  This isn’t shocking for us parents, but it is nice to know that research confirms that kids like Kai process information differently.

“The authors have identified defects in the way ASD individuals synthesize cues from different senses. In doing so, they have not only helped confirm the insights of parents and clinicians, but they’ve improved our understanding of how the behavioral differences in children with ASD may result from sensory anomalies.”

Read more here.

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