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Children With Autism Process Movement Faster Than Their Peers - Advocacy in Action
Updated Monday, August 3, 2015 Colleen Gavin on Flickr Children with autism see movement differently than their neurotypical peers, according to recent research. In one study, autistic children detected movement twice as fast as their peers did. In another study, autistic children observed and processed motion faster than children without the disorder. This enhanced ability to integrate motion may explain the sensory problems many children with autism have. “Such heightened sensory perception in autism may help explain why some people with the disorder are painfully sensitive to noise and bright lights. It also may be linked to some of the complex social and behavioral deficits associated with autism,” says Duje Tadin, a lead author and assistant professor at the University …