Interoceptive ability and body awareness in autism spectrum disorder.

  title={Interoceptive ability and body awareness in autism spectrum disorder.},
  author={Kimberly B Schauder and Lisa E Mash and Lauren K Bryant and Carissa J Cascio},
  journal={Journal of experimental child psychology},
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has been associated with various sensory atypicalities across multiple domains. Interoception, the ability to detect and attend to internal bodily sensations, has been found to moderate the experience of body ownership, a known difference in ASD that may affect social function. However, interoception has not been empirically examined in ASD. In the current study, 45 children (21 with ASD and 24 controls) ages 8 to 17 years completed a heartbeat perception paradigm… CONTINUE READING
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