ERIC Number: EJ804208
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Aug
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Audiovisual Processing in Children with and without Autism Spectrum Disorders
Mongillo, Elizabeth A.; Irwin, Julia R.; Whalen, D. H.; Klaiman, Cheryl; Carter, Alice S.; Schultz, Robert T.
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v38 n7 p1349-1358 Aug 2008
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.
Descriptors: Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Children, Auditory Perception, Visual Perception, Speech, Interpersonal Competence
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