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Do children with autism 'switch off' to speech sounds? An investigation using event-related potentials.

Abstract:

Autism is a disorder characterized by a core impairment in social behaviour. A prominent component of this social deficit is poor orienting to speech. It is unclear whether this deficit involves an impairment in allocating attention to speech sounds, or a sensory impairment in processing phonetic information. In this study, event-related potentials of 15 children with high functioning autism (mean nonverbal IQ = 109.87) and 15 typically developing children (mean nonverbal IQ = 115.73) were re...

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Whitehouse, AJ More by this author
Bishop, DV More by this author
Journal:
Developmental science
Volume:
11
Issue:
4
Pages:
516-524
Publication date:
2008-07-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1467-7687
ISSN:
1363-755X
URN:
uuid:cdee3be4-b2dc-4b45-aa25-682c4b97a1b4
Source identifiers:
28647
Local pid:
pubs:28647

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