ERIC Number: EJ285472
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1983-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Proprioceptive versus Visual Control in Autistic Children.
Masterton, B. A.; Biederman, G. B.
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v13 n2 p141-52 Jun 1983
The autistic children's presumed preference for proximal over distal sensory input was studied by requiring that "autistic," retarded, and "normal" children (7-15 years old) adapt to lateral displacement of the visual field. Only autistic Ss demonstrated transfer of adaptation to the nonadapted hand, indicating reliance on proprioception rather than vision. (Author/CL)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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