Journal article

Auditory integration training and other sound therapies for autism spectrum disorders: a systematic review

Y Sinha, N Silove, D Wheeler, K Williams

Archives of Disease in Childhood | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2006

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: To determine the effectiveness of auditory integration training (AIT) or other methods of sound therapy in people with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). STUDY DESIGN: A systematic review was carried out of randomised controlled trials (RCTs) of adults or children with ASD. Meta-analysis was attempted. RESULTS: Six RCTs of AIT, including one crossover trial, were identified, with a total of 171 participants aged 3-39 years. 17 different outcome measures were used, with only two outcome measures used by three or more studies. Meta-analysis was not possible owing to very high heterogeneity or presentation of data in unusable forms. Three studies did not show any benefit of AIT over c..

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