Describing the Sensory Abnormalities of Children and Adults with Autism

  title={Describing the Sensory Abnormalities of Children and Adults with Autism},
  author={Susan R. Leekam and Carmen Nieto and Sarah J. Libby and Lorna Wing and Judith Gould},
  journal={Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders},
  • S. LeekamC. Nieto J. Gould
  • Published 1 May 2007
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
Patterns of sensory abnormalities in children and adults with autism were examined using the Diagnostic Interview for Social and Communication Disorders (DISCO). This interview elicits detailed information about responsiveness to a wide range of sensory stimuli. Study 1 showed that over 90% of children with autism had sensory abnormalities and had sensory symptoms in multiple sensory domains. Group differences between children with autism and clinical comparison children were found in the total… 

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