Brief Report: Autistic Children's Attentiveness and Responsivity Improve After Touch Therapy

  • Tiffany Field
  • David Lasko
  • Peter Mundy
  • Tanja Henteleff
  • Susan Kabat
  • Susan Talpins
  • Monica Dowling
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • Tiffany Field
    • 1
  • David Lasko
    • 2
  • Peter Mundy
    • 2
  • Tanja Henteleff
    • 2
  • Susan Kabat
    • 3
  • Susan Talpins
    • 3
  • Monica Dowling
    • 3
  1. 1.Touch Research InstituteUniversity of Miami School of MedicineMiami
  2. 2.University of Miami School of MedicineUSA
  3. 3.Nova UniversityUSA

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