Research Platform
Issue Date: August 2020
Published Online: August 01, 2020
Updated: September 09, 2020
Sensory Processing Mediates the Relationship Between Attention and Social Responsiveness in Young Adults With and Without Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, USA
  • Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, USA
  • Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, USA
Article Information
Autism/Autism Spectrum Disorder / Sensory Integration and Processing / Basic Research
Research Platform   |   August 01, 2020
Sensory Processing Mediates the Relationship Between Attention and Social Responsiveness in Young Adults With and Without Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411505064. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-RP103A
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411505064. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-RP103A
Abstract

Date Presented 03/26/20

Attention, sensory processing, and social skills each represent targets for OT intervention in ASD, and understanding the complex interrelationships between these constructs will allow therapists to design more efficient interventions. Study results indicate that sensory processing, specifically low registration, fully mediated the relationship between attentional abilities and social responsiveness in 24 young adults with ASD and 24 age-matched neurotypical peers.

Primary Author and Speaker: Jewel Crasta

Additional Authors and Speakers: Patricia Davies

Contributing Authors: William Gavin