Core Challenges of Autism. Sensory aspects of autism



An american clincal psychologist Bill Nason tells us about the differences in ways of functioning between people on the autistic spectrum and neurotypical people. The third part of his Blue book «The Autism Discussion Page» talks about the sensory differences in autistic people. Sensory hypersensitivity, fragmented or distorted perception, problems of sensoru processing — these are the differences that make the external world experience very special, overwhelming and even painful. The author gives the signs of hyper- and hypo-sensitivity in basical sensory areas. Translated from English by L.G. Borodina

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Keywords: autism, autistic spectrum, sensory, sense, hypersensitive, overload

Article type: scientific article


For citation: Nason B. Core Challenges of Autism. Sensory aspects of autism. Autizm i narusheniya razvitiya = Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2016. Vol. 14, no. 3, pp. 42–48. DOI: 10.17759/autdd.2016140304. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

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Bill Nason, Clinical Psychologist, Oakland University, USA, e-mail:



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