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The Autism Phenotype: Physiology versus Psychology

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAutism: The Movement Sensing Perspective
EditorsElizabeth Torres, Caroline Whyatt
PublisherCRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group
ISBN (Print)9781482251630 - CAT# K23834
Publication statusPublished - 3 Oct 2017


Throughout this chapter evidence will be presented illustrating the pervasive nature of sensory processing and movement control to ‘higher-level’ outcomes such as social and cognitive skills. Viewed from a developmental perspective, questions will be posed regarding the isolated and artificial segregation of ‘higher-level’ symptomatology to characterize ASD, and the repeated resistance to the inclusion of such secondary or ‘associated’ sensory and movement skills. This chapter thus aims to further discuss and elucidate the impact and limitation of this arguably restricted view, and further pose, is it time for a new model of ASD?

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