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Behavioral Hearing Assessment for Children With Autism

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Behavioral Hearing Assessment for Children With Autism

Davis, R. & Stiegler, L. (2010, April 27). The ASHA Leader.

Audiological evaluation of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) is an important component of initial assessment (Filipek et al., 2000) and should be completed prior to any other professional evaluation. Research suggests that auditory characteristics and complaints such as sensorineural hearing loss, otitis media, hypersensitivity to sound, difficulty hearing in noise, and problems with competing signals are equally prevalent in children with ASD as in typical peers

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