Research done at the University of Missouri found that children with autism are more prone to problematic video game play than their non-autistic peers. The researchers found that playing video games increased stress on children with autism and took them away from behaviors requiring social skills which are often deficient in these children. The study found that children with autism spend significantly (62%) more time watching television and playing video games than their peers. The study is published in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.
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