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Brief Report: Executive Function as a Predictor of Academic Achievement in School-Aged Children with ASD.

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St John, T; Dawson, G; Estes, A
Published in: Journal of autism and developmental disorders
January 2018

The contributions of Executive Function (EF) to academic achievement in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) are not well understood. Academic achievement and its association with EF is described in 32, 9-year-old children with ASD. EF at age 6 and 9, and academic achievement at age 9 were assessed as part of a larger longitudinal study. Better performance on a Spatial Reversal task but not A-not-B with Invisible Displacement at age 6 was associated with better math achievement at age 9. No relationship was found between these EF measures at age 6 and reading or spelling achievement at age 9. Future studies are needed to explore whether improving early EF skills can increase math achievement in children with ASD.

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Published In

Journal of autism and developmental disorders

DOI

EISSN

1573-3432

ISSN

0162-3257

Publication Date

January 2018

Volume

48

Issue

1

Start / End Page

276 / 283

Related Subject Headings

  • Students
  • Schools
  • Research Report
  • Reading
  • Psychomotor Performance
  • Mathematics
  • Male
  • Longitudinal Studies
  • Humans
  • Forecasting
 

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St John, T., Dawson, G., & Estes, A. (2018). Brief Report: Executive Function as a Predictor of Academic Achievement in School-Aged Children with ASD. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 48(1), 276–283. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-017-3296-9
St John, Tanya, Geraldine Dawson, and Annette Estes. “Brief Report: Executive Function as a Predictor of Academic Achievement in School-Aged Children with ASD.Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 48, no. 1 (January 2018): 276–83. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-017-3296-9.
St John T, Dawson G, Estes A. Brief Report: Executive Function as a Predictor of Academic Achievement in School-Aged Children with ASD. Journal of autism and developmental disorders. 2018 Jan;48(1):276–83.
St John, Tanya, et al. “Brief Report: Executive Function as a Predictor of Academic Achievement in School-Aged Children with ASD.Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, vol. 48, no. 1, Jan. 2018, pp. 276–83. Epmc, doi:10.1007/s10803-017-3296-9.
St John T, Dawson G, Estes A. Brief Report: Executive Function as a Predictor of Academic Achievement in School-Aged Children with ASD. Journal of autism and developmental disorders. 2018 Jan;48(1):276–283.
Journal cover image

Published In

Journal of autism and developmental disorders

DOI

EISSN

1573-3432

ISSN

0162-3257

Publication Date

January 2018

Volume

48

Issue

1

Start / End Page

276 / 283

Related Subject Headings

  • Students
  • Schools
  • Research Report
  • Reading
  • Psychomotor Performance
  • Mathematics
  • Male
  • Longitudinal Studies
  • Humans
  • Forecasting