Autistic kids learn new behaviours differently than others

The Autism News | English By Journal Nature Neuroscience A new piece of research suggests that when it comes to learning new behaviours, autistic kids rely more on their own internal sense of body position rather than external cues, typically used by developing children. The study conducted by researchers from Kennedy Krieger Institute and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine showed that greater the kids relied on their internal sense of body position (proprioception), the greater was their impairment in social skills, motor skills, and imitation. For their study, the researchers recruited 14 children with autism and 13 typically developing children, and examined the patterns of generalization as they learnt to use a novel tool

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Autistic kids learn new behaviours differently than others

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