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Rogers, Sally J.; Ozonoff, Sally – Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 2005
Background: Unusual responses to sensory stimuli are seen in many children with autism. Their presence was highlighted both in early accounts of autism and in more recent first-person descriptions. There is a widespread belief that sensory symptoms characterize autism and differentiate it from other disorders. This paper examines the empirical…
Descriptors: Stimuli, Investigations, Autism, Search Engines
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Kootz, John P.; And Others – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 1982
Autistic children's blood pressure, heart rate, peripheral blood flow (PBF), and peripheral vascular resistance (PVR) were measured during three types of tasks (reaction time, social interaction, at rest). Disturbances in filtering environmental stimulation and modulating response to novelty may be part of the basic pathology of autism apparent…
Descriptors: Arousal Patterns, Autism, Physiology, Stimulation