Vanderbilt doctor conducts new Autism research - WKRN News 2

Vanderbilt doctor conducts new Autism research

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -

New research from Vanderbilt University Medical Center regarding Autism Spectrum Disorder may change the course of treatment, impacting thousands of parents raising children with Autism.

Children suffering from the disorder may be experiencing difficulty with sight and sound associations.

Dr. Mark Wallace, head of the Vanderbilt Brain Institute, tested high-functioning children with Autism, ages 6 to 18, using a video game program.

Wallace asked them to match visual and auditory stimuli, like a hammer hitting a nail.

He discovered that the autistic child might hear the sound up to a half a second later.

Wallace believes his new findings may transform treatment and could change the way the autistic brain combines sight and sound.

Click here for more information on the study.

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