Audiovisual processing in children with and without autism spectrum disorders.

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TitleAudiovisual processing in children with and without autism spectrum disorders.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsMongillo, EA, Irwin, JR, Whalen, DH, Klaiman, C, Carter, AS, Schultz, RT
JournalJ Autism Dev Disord
Volume38
Issue7
Pagination1349-58
Date Published2008 Aug
ISSN0162-3257
KeywordsAdolescent, Attention, Auditory Perception, Autistic Disorder, Child, Comprehension, Concept Formation, Face, Female, Humans, Male, Pattern Recognition, Visual, Phonetics, Speech Perception
Abstract

Fifteen children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and twenty-one children without ASD completed six perceptual tasks designed to characterize the nature of the audiovisual processing difficulties experienced by children with ASD. Children with ASD scored significantly lower than children without ASD on audiovisual tasks involving human faces and voices, but scored similarly to children without ASD on audiovisual tasks involving nonhuman stimuli (bouncing balls). Results suggest that children with ASD may use visual information for speech differently from children without ASD. Exploratory results support an inverse association between audiovisual speech processing capacities and social impairment in children with ASD.

DOI10.1007/s10803-007-0521-y
Alternate JournalJ Autism Dev Disord
PubMed ID18307027
Grant ListHD-01994 / HD / NICHD NIH HHS / United States
U19-HD35482 / HD / NICHD NIH HHS / United States
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