Journal of Communication Disorders and Assistive Technology – Online First

ISSN: 2576-3997

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Volume 4, Issue 2 J Commun Disorder Assist Technol, 2023

Eye-gaze Profiles of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Relation to Visual Search Skills

Daiquirie L. Crumrine and Trisha L. Self

Previous research involving visual search tasks has suggested that children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) demonstrate superior visual search skills when compared to typically developing (TD) children  More recently, however, researchers have found the visual search skills of children with ASD to be similar to TD children. The purpose of this study was to compare the visual search abilities of children with ASD and TD. Ten children diagnosed with ASD and twenty children with TD, ages 5-7 participated. Participants were matched on nonverbal intelligence and receptive vocabulary skills. The Tobii 1750 eye-tracking system was used to capture eye-tracking measures. Overall, the results revealed that children with ASD and TD demonstrated similar visual search skills and reaction times when locating novel images in a visual scene. Children with ASD demonstrated more errors when locating targets when compared to TD children.







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