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

Auteurs: Tanya St. John, Geraldine Dawson, Annette Estes

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders | Uitgave 1/2018

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Abstract

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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Metagegevens
Titel
Brief Report: Executive Function as a Predictor of Academic Achievement in School-Aged Children with ASD
Auteurs
Tanya St. John
Geraldine Dawson
Annette Estes
Publicatiedatum
09-09-2017
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders / Uitgave 1/2018
Print ISSN: 0162-3257
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-3432
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-017-3296-9

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