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Right so without further ado. Let’s See What Sight has to do with autism.
You probably know my format by now. So I shall continue with it.
What is Sight
Our sight helps us to define objects, people, colors, contrast and spatial boundaries. People with an ASD may experience their visual fields differently.
We fall back to sensitivities here to help us understand how autism affects sight. Hypo and Hypersensitivity
If your sight is under sensitive or Hypo.
- Objects appear quite dark or lose some of their features.
- Central vision is blurred but peripheral vision quite sharp.
- A central object is magnified, but things on the periphery are blurred.
- Poor depth perception – problems with throwing and catching; clumsiness.
Or if it is over sensitive or Hyper.
- Distorted vision: objects and bright lights can appear to jump around.
- Images may fragment.
- Easier and more pleasurable to focus on a detail rather than the whole object.
Currently for this article I am using researchautism.net and the NAS, their article has made me think about my personal story.
When I was born I was born with a sight defect called Septo-Optic Dysplasia confusing name I know. Many people have not heard of it. So let me break it down
Septo–optic dysplasia (SOD), (de Morsier syndrome) is a rare congenital malformation syndrome featuring underdevelopment of the optic nerve, pituitary gland dysfunction, and absence of the septum pellucidum (a midline part of the brain).
So Before I even knew I had autism I was born with a defect. Now I have spent the whole of my morning researching this and I have not found any conclusive links between this and autism but if we look deeper at the correlations I believe there may be some relationship.
Developmental delays are present in both autism and SOD. But not every person is affected in the same way. Remember we are all unique right down to the imprint of our fingerprint. No two are ever the same
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