Early screen exposure associated with atypical sensory processing

Early-life exposure to screens and digital media was associated with higher odds of atypical sensory processing in a study of nearly 1,500 children, researchers reported in JAMA Pediatrics.
Atypical sensory processing occurs in 90% of children with autism and approximately 60% of children with ADHD, according to Karen F. Heffler, MD, associate professor of psychiatry at Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia and co-author of the study.
“Sensory symptoms are associated with hyperactivity, restricted or repetitive behavior, irritability, behavioral problems and emotional

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