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J Autism Dev Disord. 2009 Jan;39(1):1-11. doi: 10.1007/s10803-008-0593-3. Epub 2008 May 30.

A meta-analysis of sensory modulation symptoms in individuals with autism spectrum disorders.

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  • 1Department of Occupational Therapy, Haifa University, Mt. Carmel, Israel. asasson@univ.haifa.ac.il

Abstract

Sensory modulation symptoms are common in persons with autism spectrum disorders (ASD); however have a heterogeneous presentation. Results from 14 studies indicated a significant high difference between ASD and typical groups in the presence/frequency of sensory symptoms, with the greatest difference in under-responsivity, followed by over-responsivity and sensation seeking. Three moderators that reduced the variability in findings among studies were: chronological age, severity of autism, and type of control group. Sensory differences were highest for studies of children ages 6-9 years, samples with more than 80% with an autism diagnosis, and compared to a CA matched versus a MA or DD matched group. It is important to consider these moderators in the design of studies and interventions addressing sensory symptoms.

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