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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