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Study shows children with autism more drawn to video games

video gameChildren and teens with autism spectrum disorder are likely to play video games and watch television more than their typically developing peers and it could be causing behavior issues in boys, a University of Missouri researcher has found.

“Many parents and clinicians have noticed that children with ASD are fascinated with technology, and the results of our recent studies certainly support this idea,” said Micah Mazurek, an assistant professor of health psychology and a clinical child psychologist at MU. “We found that children with ASD spent much more time playing video games than typically developing children, and they are much more likely to develop problematic or addictive patterns of video game play.”

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