Because of visual processing problems, crowded public places can easily overload individuals with autism, making them feel stressed and anxious, resulting in a meltdown. In today’s article we outline five of these aspects of visual processing that you may not have thought of.
Parents want to know as early as possible if their child has autism, especially if they already have a child with autism.
With some training, you can play an active partnership role with your family doctor or pediatrician to observe and record your child’s development.
Included in this article, you will find 4 simple tests you can do at home when your child is as young as 2 months old.
In July 2015, a new study revealed that children and adults with autism have a much more narrow functional field of view than their neurotypical peers. Instead of being able to process an image that is 8.57° from the focal point, individuals with autism were only able to process an image within 6.62°, which is a statistically significant difference.
Soft touch on the forearm evokes an individual’s awareness of others and promotes emotional control. Autism therapies should include protocols to rehabilitate the sense of touch in order to facilitate the development of social awareness.