Journal article

Wireless technology for children with autism spectrum disorder

G Rance

Seminars in Hearing | Published : 2014

Abstract

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental condition with a range of behavioral manifestations including social interaction impairment and communication deficit. Abnormal responses to sensory stimuli across multiple modalities are commonly reported and are now a mandatory component of ASD diagnosis as specified in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th edition. Aberrant reactions to sound were noted in Kanner's original (1943) article describing the ASD phenotype, and recent evidence has revealed that a high proportion of affected children suffer auditory processing deficits that particularly affect speech understanding in the presence of background noise...

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