Auditory Brain Responses as an Indicator of Cognitive Function in Angelman Syndrome
Sasha Key, PhD
This is a pilot grant funded by the ABOM in 2017 showing that brief, noninvasive, low-cost brain-based measures of learning in children and adults with deletion subtype of AS can complement and extend informant reports of adaptive functioning. Without the need for voluntary behavioral response, these measures are optimal across ages and levels of intellectual and communicative abilities. There is no need for expressive language to get a sense of the brain activity associated with receptive language.