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Study suggests video gaming and in-room electronic media can significantly worsen sleep problems in boys with autism
November 19, 2013

A new study, published online in Pediatrics, suggests that prolonged video-game use as well as TVs and computers in the bedroom can contribute to significant sleep problems in boys with autism.

April 19, 2013

Parents and autism therapists have long noticed that many children and teens with autism become deeply engaged with video games and other forms of screen-based media. Indeed, many therapists and “app” makers design autism-friendly video games around this tendency.

Two new studies suggest that caution may be warranted.