Research: Shadows may be more distracting for children with autism

05/21/2010 | MSNBC

Children with autism appear to see shadows differently than others and that can interfere with the way they recognize objects, a study found. Researchers said the study adds to information about the sensory abnormalities that are a part, and possibly a cause, of autism. The study's findings also suggest that children who have autism should possibly be taught in classrooms with multiple light sources that reduce distractions that could be caused by shadows, one researcher said.

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