Communication, autism quotient and auditory brainstem response
The auditory pathway as a neurobiological mechanisms involved in autism can be evaluated by evoked potentials. The objective of this study was to estimate the auditory brainstem response of the pulse click, considering the latency of waves I, III and V; the interpeaks I-III, I-V, III-V and the amplitude of the wave V, and relate them with the formal and pragmatic aspects of communication and the autism quotient. The results showed that there are significant differences between the auditory brainstem response of the autistic group and the control group. Furthermore, in the adolescent autistic group the latency of wave V and the interpeak I-V would be the indexes that would reach to predict the autism quotient.