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Brief Report: Vision in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: What should Clinicians expect?

Anketell, Pamela, Saunders, Kathryn, Gallagher, Stephen, Bailey, Claire and Little, Julie-Anne (2015) Brief Report: Vision in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: What should Clinicians expect? Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 45 (9). pp. 3041-3047. [Journal article]

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URL: http://link.springer.com/journal/10803

DOI: 10.1007/s10803-015-2431-8

Abstract

Anomalous visual processing has been described in individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) but relatively few studies have profiled visual acuity (VA) in this population. The present study describes presenting VA in children with ASD (n = 113) compared to typically developing controls (n = 206) and best corrected visual acuity (BCVA) in a sub-group of children with ASD (n = 29). There was no statistically significant difference in presenting VA between groups (z = -1.75, p = 0.08); ASD group median VA (interquartile range, IQR) -0.05 logMAR (IQR: -0.125 to 0.025 logMAR) and typically developing control group -0.075 logMAR (IQR: -0.150 to -0.025 logMAR). Median BCVA was -0.175 logMAR (IQR: -0.200 to -0.125 logMAR) for the ASD sub-group. Clinicians should not anticipate reduced VA when assessing children with ASD.

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords:Visual acuity, Vision, Autism, Asperger’s syndrome, ASD
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Biomedical Sciences
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Psychology
Research Institutes and Groups:Psychology Research Institute > Behavioural Neuroscience and Behaviour Analysis
Biomedical Sciences Research Institute
Psychology Research Institute
Biomedical Sciences Research Institute > Optometry and Vision Science
ID Code:32544
Deposited By: Dr Julie-Anne Little
Deposited On:03 Nov 2015 09:38
Last Modified:04 Apr 2017 16:19

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