Understanding differences in neurotypical and autism spectrum special interests through Internet forums.

@article{Jordan2012UnderstandingDI,
  title={Understanding differences in neurotypical and autism spectrum special interests through Internet forums.},
  author={Chloe J Jordan and Catherine Caldwell-Harris},
  journal={Intellectual and developmental disabilities},
  year={2012},
  volume={50 5},
  pages={391-402}
}
Special interests are frequently developed by individuals with autism spectrum disorder, expressed as an intense focus on specific topics. Neurotypical individuals also develop special interests, often in the form of hobbies. Although past research has focused on special interests held by children with autism spectrum disorder, little is known about their role in adulthood. The current study investigated differences in the content, number, and specificity of the special interests held by adult… CONTINUE READING
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