Scans Show Sound-Processing Deficits in Autistic Kids

MONDAY, Dec. 1 (HealthDay News) — Children with autism spectrum disorder process sounds a fraction of a second slower than other children, an abnormality that offers insight into listening and language issues linked to the condition, a new study says.

Researchers used magnetoencephalography (MEG), which records minute magnetic fields associated with electrical brain activity, to detect the slight delay in autistic children who were exposed to beeps, tones in pairs, vowels and sentences at different speeds, tones and frequencies.

I have yet to review the reseach paper but on the surface this study lends additional support to the use of our The Listening Program® method www.thelisteningprogram.com as a program that can benefit kids on the autism spectrum.    

Read the full article http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/12/01/AR2008120100927.html

One thought on “Scans Show Sound-Processing Deficits in Autistic Kids

  1. Jill Shaw says:

    When I first read this article on the AP, my first thought was, “HEy, this is exactly what TLP is helping to correct!”

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