Objective: to use the ABR as a predective tool for assessment of ASD and to correlate the ABR results with GARS.
Methods: the research was done on 44 children with DLD 24 of them diagnosed clinically as ASD. ABR was done to all participants, while those diagnosed as ASD subjected to GARS evaluation.
Results: There was a highly statistically significant difference in absolute latency of wave I, inter-peak latencies of wave I-III and I-V between ASD and control groups. In addition to a strong negative correlation between absolute latency of ABR wave I and GARS in ASD group.
Conclusion: The ABR used during hearing assessment of the suspected ASD as a predictor tool prior to further assessment of those children.