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ERIC Number: EJ1234343
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Dec
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
Update of a Meta-Analysis of Sensory Symptoms in ASD: A New Decade of Research
Ben-Sasson, Ayelet; Gal, Eynat; Fluss, Ronen; Katz-Zetler, Neta; Cermak, Sharon A.
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v49 n12 p4974-4996 Dec 2019
This meta-analysis updated evidence regarding sensory over-responsivity (SOR), under-responsivity (SUR) and seeking symptoms in individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) relative to typical controls and those with other conditions. Fifty-five questionnaire studies included 4606 individuals with ASD. Moderators tested were age, IQ, male ratio, matching group, and self-report. Compared to typical controls, effect size was large and significant for SOR, SUR, and Seeking but heterogeneous. For Seeking, age, IQ and self-report were significant moderators. Compared with developmental disorders (DDs) groups, effect size was significantly positive for SOR and Seeking; whereas compared with other clinical groups, only SOR was significant. These findings highlight the core nature of sensory symptoms in ASD and particularly SOR. Explanatory factors are yet to be revealed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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