A Meta-Analysis of Sensory Modulation Symptoms in Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders

@article{BenSasson2009AMO,
  title={A Meta-Analysis of Sensory Modulation Symptoms in Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders},
  author={Ayelet Ben-Sasson and Liat Hen and Ronen Fluss and Sharon A. Cermak and Batya Engel-Yeger and Eynat Gal},
  journal={Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders},
  year={2009},
  volume={39},
  pages={1-11}
}
Sensory modulation symptoms are common in persons with autism spectrum disorders (ASD); however have a heterogeneous presentation. Results from 14 studies indicated a significant high difference between ASD and typical groups in the presence/frequency of sensory symptoms, with the greatest difference in under-responsivity, followed by over-responsivity and sensation seeking. Three moderators that reduced the variability in findings among studies were: chronological age, severity of autism, and… 

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