Cross-modal attention-switching is impaired in autism spectrum disorders.

@article{Reed2012CrossmodalAI,
  title={Cross-modal attention-switching is impaired in autism spectrum disorders.},
  author={Phil Reed and Julia McCarthy},
  journal={Journal of autism and developmental disorders},
  year={2012},
  volume={42 6},
  pages={947-53}
}
This investigation aimed to determine if children with ASD are impaired in their ability to switch attention between different tasks, and whether performance is further impaired when required to switch across two separate modalities (visual and auditory). Eighteen children with ASD (9-13 years old) were compared with 18 typically-developing children matched with the ASD group for mental age, and also with 18 subjects with learning difficulties matched with the ASD group for mental and… CONTINUE READING
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