OK for Children with Autism to Avert Gaze

 Autism to Avert GazeA study by Northumbria University has found that when processing complicated information that children with autism react in the same way as children without autism: by averting their gaze to think.

Children with autism and usually encouraged to maintain eye contact to promote social skills, however they seem to naturally follow the suit of their peers by using ‘gaze aversion’ when working on difficult tasks.  This behavior has been shown to increase the accuracy of responses. Continue reading