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What is an "autism stare"?

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Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics

In brief: Uncomfortable gaze

Kids with autism are uncomfortable with eye contact.
They can learn in therapy to make eye contact and often what happens is they can develop a trained "stare" in which they are trying to make eye contact (which is terribly innately uncomfortable for them) and they end up " over doing it" so to speak. I think this is what you are referring to.

In brief: Uncomfortable gaze

Kids with autism are uncomfortable with eye contact.
They can learn in therapy to make eye contact and often what happens is they can develop a trained "stare" in which they are trying to make eye contact (which is terribly innately uncomfortable for them) and they end up " over doing it" so to speak. I think this is what you are referring to.
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Dr. Natalie Hodge
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