Thursday, June 30, 2011

ASD & Aspergers at work: Colored Lenses?

I just read a scientific study by Amanda Ludlow, Arnold Wilkins & Pam Heaton discussing the increase in reading comprehension among ASD children when using a color overlay on their paper.
It may be that a similar process can be used by ASD adults in the workplace or at home. Try taking a color transparency and laying it over something you are reading and note your response. In the study color did not seem to matter so go with something pleasing to you.

If you do a lot of reading on the computer explore changing the default fonts and background of the application (e.g. Microsoft Word) and judge the effectiveness.

Or you can simply get a pair of Rose Colored glasses and see if that makes your whole day go better. If anyone asks just tell them you have an eye condition similar to Bono requiring that you protect your vision.

Article Citation: Ludlow, Amanda; Wilkins, Arnold; Heaton, Pam. Journal of Autism & Developmental Disorders, Aug2006, Vol. 36 Issue 4, p507-516, 10p

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