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International Journal of Recent Trends in Science and Technology, ISSN 2277-2812 E-ISSN: 2249-8109

Volume 15, Issue 1, May 2015 pp 56-58

Research Article

Study of auditroy reaction time in autism

Prafullata S Bhakare1, Sangita R Phatale2, Aruna Vinchurkar3

1Assistant Professor, 2Professor, Department of Physiology, MGM’S Medical College, Aurangabad, Maharashtra, INDIA.

3Director of Education, Sholapur, Maharashtra, INDIA.

Background and objective: Autism spectrum disorders are behaviourally defined disorder affecting 1 in 88 individuals. It is a complex neurodevelopmental disorder. The reaction time is an indirect index of processing capability of central nervous system and also a simple means for sensory and motor performance. Material and methods: The present study was conducted in Dept. of Physiology, MGM’S Medical College and Aurangabad. The study included 20 autistic children from “Arambh” autistic school and 20 normal children in the age group 10 to 15 years were taken for the control match. Auditory reaction time was determined by using an instrument reaction time apparatus designed by Anand agency, Pune. The data was statistically analyzed by using students paired “t” test. Result: Auditory reaction time was significantly increased in ASD children as compared with control. Conclusion: There is significant increase in auditory reaction time. Also delay in MSI in autism.