Postural orientation modifications in autism in response to ambient lenses

Child Psychiatry Hum Dev. Winter 1996;27(2):81-91. doi: 10.1007/BF02353802.


Autistic children often display abnormal postures, head tilts, and other spatial management dysfunctions. Methods were introduced to measure spatial orientation in tasks in a group of fourteen autistic children in Montreal, Canada. Ambient lenses were found to improve posture, correct head tilts, and improve ball catching abilities. A model of spatial orientation is described and recommendations are made to incorporate ambient lenses in treatment programs.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Autistic Disorder / psychology
  • Autistic Disorder / rehabilitation*
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Eyeglasses*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Orientation*
  • Posture*
  • Psychomotor Disorders / psychology
  • Psychomotor Disorders / rehabilitation
  • Treatment Outcome