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The Modulation of Sensory Input and Motor Output in Autistic Children

  • Edward M. Ornitz

Abstract

Disordered perceptual processes in autistic children have been noted by many clinicians who have studied this developmental syndrome. The disturbances of perception in autistic children involve a distortion of the normal hierarchy of receptor preferences (Goldfarb, 1956), an impaired ability to use sensory input to make discriminations in the absence of feedback from motor responses (Hermelin and O’Connor, 1970), and a faulty modulation of sensory input (Ornitz and Ritvo, 1968a; Bender, 1947; Goldfarb, 1961; Ornitz, 1969; Bergman and Escalona, 1949; Anthony, 1958; Stroh and Buick, 1964).

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Sensory Input Autistic Child Vestibular Nucleus Lateral Geniculate Nucleus Motor Output 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Edward M. Ornitz
    • 1
  1. 1.The Center for the Health SciencesUniversity of CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA

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