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The role of central auditory processing dysfunction in the control of speech in individuals with ASD

2019 Pilot

University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, California
United States


This pilot study will look for underlying brain and hearing barriers to speech problems in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Some children with ASD lack the ability to accurately produce speech. The ability to process sounds, including the sound of hearing oneself speak, is one way to correct speech errors while speaking using auditory feedback. Children with difficulty processing sounds, a common feature of children with ASD, do not have this tool to rely on, leading to more severe speech deficits. This study will manipulate auditory feedback to isolate and identify the underlying barrier as either due to the process of speech production or due to auditory processing problems. Understanding this barrier to speech may help lead to interventions that can improve communication in children with ASD.

Status:

Active

Investigator:

Demopoulos, Carly

Grant Term:

1 year

Award Type:

Pilot

Grant Amount:

$60,000.00

Website:

http://www.ucsf.edu

Grant ID:

11637