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Behavioral and sensory evaluation of auditory discrimination in autism  

Limited and defective auditory learning skills are widely reported in children with intellectual disabilities and in particular in children who also have autism. Thus, the goal of the present research is to examine the relation between fundamental auditory discrimination skills and children with autism and mental retardation. To accomplish this goal, the study will evaluate enhanced and deficient discrimination of sound features in children who have autism, examine the relation between behavioral auditory discrimination and auditory sensory processing in children with ASD, and assess behavioral discrimination when the presentation of auditory stimuli is increasingly separated in time, modeling typical learning situations. The studies proposed here address crucial gaps in the research literature that could improve the ability to effectively ameliorate deficits in auditory discrimination. Project Status
ONGOING

2009

Funder National Institutes of Health
Fiscal Year Funding $150,220.00
Project Number 5P01HD025995-19
Principal Investigator Serna, Richard
Received ARRA Funding? No
Strategic Plan Question Question 2: How Can I Understand What Is Happening? (Biology)
Strategic Plan Objective 2O. Not specific to Question 2 objectives
Federal or Private? Federal
Institution University of Massachusetts Medical School
State/Country Massachusetts
Web Link 1 Behavioral and sensory evaluation of auditory discrimination in autism (External web link)
Web Link 2 No URL available.
Web Link 3 No URL available.
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Behavioral and sensory evaluation of auditory discrimination in autism | $147,275.00 | 2008 | P01HD025995-18