Christiana Butera, Emily Kilroy, Laura Harrison, Aditya Jayashankar, Anusha Hossain, Alexis Nalbach, Lisa Aziz-Zadeh; Sensory Differences, Alexithymia and Neural Activity During Emotion Observation in Youth With Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Am J Occup Ther 2020;74(4_Supplement_1):7411505111. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO3207
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Date Presented 03/26/20
Understanding the relationship between sensory and emotion processing is a vital concern for evidence-based practice in therapy for ASD. In an ASD sample, we observed a correlation between alexithymia, a hypo-responsive sensory profile, and reduced brain activity in an empathy-processing region during emotional face processing. This work offers insights for OTs to identify individuals who may benefit from sensory-based therapy for social-emotional processing.
Primary Author and Speaker: Christiana Butera
Additional Authors and Speakers: Emily Kilroy
Contributing Authors: Laura Harrison, Aditya Jayashankar, Anusha Hossain, Alexis Nalbach, Lisa Aziz-Zadeh
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