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Vision, Vision Therapy and Autism

Genetic and neurofunctional research in autism highlights the need for improved characterization of the core social disorder defining the broad spectrum of syndrome manifestations. As a developmental process social transmission and interaction require a foundation of maturation, and experience in order to react socially and to build levels of self-regulation in the process. Both quantitative and qualitative developmental potential are dependent on functional internal brain circuitry, control mechanisms, and increasing levels of self-regulation, that in turn, act as platforms for greater maturation, more and enriched experience, and better, and more effective communication, and social interactional skills.
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Medical and Nonmedical Causes for Inattention and Attention Deficits

This chapter describes medical and non-medical causes of inattention and attention deficit disorders, and recognizes that both can be unrelated, or found to co-exist. Today’s medical science holds that the medical causes of attention deficits are some 80% genetically induced, and that the some 20% are caused by brain damage. Here, too, the causes may be unrelated or found to co-exist.

Non medical causes of inattention and attention deficit disorders cover a broader spectrum of functional and behavioral factors. These include individual’s levels of physical fitness, self-control, emotions, motivations, knowledge and interests. They also include the effects of learning and working environments.
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