Sensory-Perceptual Abnormalities in Autism: A Case For More Research?

  title={Sensory-Perceptual Abnormalities in Autism: A Case For More Research?},
  author={Meena O’neill and Robert S. P. Jones},
  journal={Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders},
  • M. O’neill, R. Jones
  • Published 1 June 1997
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
Sensory-perceptual abnormalities in people with autism are discussed from two perspectives: published firsthand accounts and existing psychological research evidence. A range of abnormalities, including hyper- and hyposensitivity, sensory distortion and overload, and multichannel receptivity and processing difficulties, are described in firsthand accounts and frequently portrayed as central to the autistic experience. A number of dangers are inherent in uncritically accepting these accounts at… Expand
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