Kids With Autism May Pick Games That Engage Their Senses.

HealthDay (8/28, Norton) reports that, according to a study recently published in the North American Journal of Science and Medicine, youngsters with autism, when allowed to choose how they play, tend to “pick games that engage their senses and avoid games that ask them to pretend.” After spending “six months observing children who attended a local museum’s Au-some Evenings, a monthly program designed for children with autism,” researchers discovered that youngsters with autism “were naturally drawn to activities that got them moving, or allowed them to watch moving objects.”

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— “What Is ‘Play’ to a Child With Autism?, “Amy Norton, HealthDay, August 27, 2013.

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