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Performance on the dimensional change card sort and backward digit span by young children with autism without intellectual disability.

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Faja, S; Dawson, G
Published in: Child Neuropsychol
2014

The early development of executive function (EF) and its relation to autism symptom expression is of considerable theoretical interest, particularly in children without general cognitive delay. Executive function was tested in 23 children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) without intellectual disability and 20 age- and IQ-matched typically developing children. Even though performance was equivalent between the two groups on tests of general intelligence, flexibility in card sorting was lower for children with ASD. Verbal working memory during the backward digit span did not differ between groups. Among children with ASD, poorer performance on card sorting distinguished a subgroup with worse social-communication functioning above and beyond IQ. Controlling for IQ social and repetitive symptoms of ASD did not differ based on card sorting ability.

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Child Neuropsychol

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EISSN

1744-4136

Publication Date

2014

Volume

20

Issue

6

Start / End Page

692 / 699

Location

England

Related Subject Headings

  • Operations Research
  • Neuropsychological Tests
  • Memory, Short-Term
  • Male
  • Intelligence Tests
  • Intelligence
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Humans
  • Female
  • Executive Function
 

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Faja, S., & Dawson, G. (2014). Performance on the dimensional change card sort and backward digit span by young children with autism without intellectual disability. Child Neuropsychol, 20(6), 692–699. https://doi.org/10.1080/09297049.2013.856395
Faja, Susan, and Geraldine Dawson. “Performance on the dimensional change card sort and backward digit span by young children with autism without intellectual disability.Child Neuropsychol 20, no. 6 (2014): 692–99. https://doi.org/10.1080/09297049.2013.856395.
Faja, Susan, and Geraldine Dawson. “Performance on the dimensional change card sort and backward digit span by young children with autism without intellectual disability.Child Neuropsychol, vol. 20, no. 6, 2014, pp. 692–99. Pubmed, doi:10.1080/09297049.2013.856395.

Published In

Child Neuropsychol

DOI

EISSN

1744-4136

Publication Date

2014

Volume

20

Issue

6

Start / End Page

692 / 699

Location

England

Related Subject Headings

  • Operations Research
  • Neuropsychological Tests
  • Memory, Short-Term
  • Male
  • Intelligence Tests
  • Intelligence
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Humans
  • Female
  • Executive Function