Effect of Auditory Integration Training on Hyperacusis among Children with Autism at a Selected Special School, Coimbatore
Jerusha M, Beryl Juliet VS
An interventional study was conducted to assess the effect of Auditory Integration Training on hyperacusis among children with autism, at Jeyam special school, Coimbatore. One group pretest post test pre experimental design was used to conduct the study. A purposive sample of 27 children with autism who had hyperacusis was included in this study. Pre assessment on the level of hyperacusis was done by using modified sensory profile questionnaire for children with autism. Auditory integration training was administered by the researcher to each child for a period of ten days. The post test was done using the same tool at the end of the intervention. The obtained data were analyzed using paired‘t’ test. It was identified that, the mean level of hyperacusis before and after auditory integration training was 34.52 and 25.63, with a standard deviation of 9.44 and 9.04 respectively and the mean difference was 8.89. The calculated ‘t’ value was 13.66. The result revealed that there was a significant reduction in hyperacusis after the implementation of auditory integration training. Hence, it was concluded that, auditory integration training was effective in reducing hyperacusis among children with autism.
Jerusha M, Beryl Juliet VS. Effect of Auditory Integration Training on Hyperacusis among Children with Autism at a Selected Special School, Coimbatore. International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development, Volume 2, Issue 11, 2015, Pages 83-87