Cascio discusses autism, sensory processing difficulties

Difficulty decoding sounds distinguishes children with autism from those with sensory processing disorder (SPD), a catch-all label for sensory abnormalities. The results, published in the Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, suggest that among children with sensory problems, the exact nature of the sensory problem determines the diagnosis. Assistant Professor of Psychiatry Carissa Cascio, who was not involved in the study, was interviewed.

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