How Does Sensory Processing Affect Communication in Kids with Autism?

June 28, 2016
Host families with children on the autism spectrum make up the largest group of host families at PROaupair. While each child is uniquely affected, autism is characterized by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication, and repetitive behaviors. As such, most autism research has focused on these features.

Neuroscientist Sarah H. Baum has taken a different approach - focusing her research on how people with autism process sensory information from the world around them. While referenced in early studies of autism, it has been an area of limited research until now. In the below blog post, from Autism Speaks, Sarah describes how insights from her sensory-processing studies could help people with autism interact with the world.

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