Mind-Blindness and Alexithymia in Kids on the Spectrum: What Parents Need to Know

Two traits often found in young people with ASD are mind-blindness (i.e., the inability to predict the beliefs and intentions of others) and alexithymia (i.e., the inability to identify and interpret emotional signals in oneself or others), which reduce the ability to be empathetically attuned to others. 
 


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