Autism: The Movement Sensing Perspective

Elizabeth B. Torres, Caroline Whyatt

October 3, 2017 by CRC Press
Reference - 386 Pages
ISBN 9781482251630 - CAT# K23834
Series: Frontiers in Neuroscience


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  • Comprehensive and interdisciplinary coverage to educate and inform the public, the clinician, and the scientist, on physiological factors currently missing from the clinical definition of autism.
  • Highlights movement sensing as a framework to re-conceptualize methods for diagnosis, interventions, and the longitudinal tracking of symptomatology.
  • Illustrates working models via discussion of experiments, novel therapies, and philosophies that aim to empower the child and the family unit.
  • Demonstrates the potential of the movement sensing perspective and data-driven methodology to provide an embodied approach to the study of cognition and social skills.


Autism: The Movement Sensing Perspective is the result of a collaborative effort by parents, therapists, clinicians, and researchers from all disciplines in science including physics, engineering, and applied mathematics. This book poses questions regarding the current conceptualization and approach to the study of autism, providing an alternative unifying data-driven framework grounded in physiological factors.

This book reaches beyond subjective descriptions of autistic phenomena and embraces a new era of objective measurements, analyses, and statistical inferences. The authors harness activities from the nervous systems across the brain and body (often in tandem), and introduce a platform for the comprehensive personalized phenotyping of individuals with autism. The impact of this approach is discussed to advance the development of tailored treatments options, enhance the ability to longitudinally track symptomatology, and to fundamentally empower affected individuals and their families. This book encompasses a new era for autism research and treatments, and our continuous effort to collectively empower and embrace the autistic community.