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Autism and Developmental Disorders

Publisher: Moscow State University of Psychology and Education

ISSN (printed version): 1994-1617

ISSN (online): 2413-4317

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17759/autdd

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Synaesthesia in Autism 3022

Bogdashina O.B., Visiting Professor in Autism Studies, University of Birmingham, Great Britain, 07.olga@gmail.com
Abstract
Synaesthesia — a phenomenon of perception, when stimulation of one sensory modality triggers a perception in one or more other sensory modalities. Synaesthesia is not uniform and can manifest itself in different ways. As the sensations and their interpretation vary in different periods of time, it makes it hard to study this phenom¬enon. The article presents the classification of different forms of synaesthesia, including sensory and cognitive; and bimodal and multimodal synaesthesia. Some synaesthetes have several forms and variants of synaesthesia, while others – just one form of it. Although synaesthesia is not specific to autism spectrum disorders, it is quite common among autistic individuals. The article deals with the most common forms of synaesthesia in autism, advantages and problems of synesthetic perception in children with autism spectrum disorders, and provides some advice to parents how to recognise synaesthesia in children with autism.

Keywords: synaesthesia, synaesthete, sensory modalities, sensations, perception, autism spectrum disorders, autism

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17759/autdd.2016140302

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