Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Study Pinpoints Differences in Way Children with Autism Learn

In a new study, published in the journal Nature Neuroscience, scientists have examined how children with autism move as they learn about a new tool. What researchers have found is that children on the spectrum seem to rely more on their own internal sense of body position rather than visual information as other children do. The scientists have also found that the more a child does this, the greater is the child’s impairment in certain social and motor skills.

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