Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Understanding the relationship between vision, autism and learning

The eye as a double system: the foveal system ...Image via Wikipedia
 "One theory about what causes many typical autism “stimming” behaviors -- hand flapping, toe walking, spinning, and staring at inanimate objects -- is the individual's inability to adjust and shift between central and peripheral vision. The same challenge can cause problems when the individual must adjust his focus from seeing a close object clearly to clearly viewing an object in the distance."

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