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A comparison of the development of audiovisual integration in children with autism spectrum disorders and typically developing children

Taylor, N., Isaac, C. and Milne, E. (2010) A comparison of the development of audiovisual integration in children with autism spectrum disorders and typically developing children. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. ISSN 0162-3257 (In Press)

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Abstract

This study aimed to investigate the development of audiovisual integration in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Audiovisual integration was measured using the McGurk effect in children with ASD aged 7–16 years and typically developing children (control group) matched approximately for age, sex, nonverbal ability and verbal ability. Results showed that the children with ASD were delayed in visual accuracy and audiovisual integration compared to the control group. However, in the audiovisual integration measure, children with ASD appeared to ‘catch-up’ with their typically developing peers at the older age ranges. The suggestion that children with ASD show a deficit in audiovisual integration which diminishes with age has clinical implications for those assessing and treating these children.

Item Type: Article
Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information: © 2010 Springer. This is an author produced version of a paper subsequently published in Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. Uploaded in accordance with the publisher's self-archiving policy.
Keywords: Autism Spectrum Disorder; Audiovisual integration; Development
Academic Units: The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Science (Sheffield) > Department of Psychology (Sheffield)
Depositing User: Miss Anthea Tucker
Date Deposited: 24 Aug 2010 13:57
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2013 17:01
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10803-010-1000-4
Status: In Press
Publisher: Springer
Refereed: Yes
Identification Number: 10.1007/s10803-010-1000-4
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/11166

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