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Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 3/2011

01-03-2011 | Brief Report

Brief Report: Executive Functioning in Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Gender Comparison of Response Inhibition

Auteurs: Janine M. Lemon, Belinda Gargaro, Peter G. Enticott, Nicole J. Rinehart

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders | Uitgave 3/2011

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Abstract

Although autism spectrum disorders (ASD) affect more males than females, it is not clear whether neurobehavioural correlates of ASD are equivalent across genders. This study examined gender differences in neurobehavioural functioning in boys and girls with ASD. Participants were males with ASD (n = 10), females with ASD (n = 13), typically developing males (n = 8), and typically developing females (n = 14). Each completed the stop task, a common measure of response inhibition. Females with ASD demonstrated a significant increase in stopping time (indicating poorer inhibition). By contrast, no response inhibition impairments were evident among males with ASD. Females with ASD may have a different neurobehavioural profile, and therefore different clinical needs, when compared with males with ASD.
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Metagegevens
Titel
Brief Report: Executive Functioning in Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Gender Comparison of Response Inhibition
Auteurs
Janine M. Lemon
Belinda Gargaro
Peter G. Enticott
Nicole J. Rinehart
Publicatiedatum
01-03-2011
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders / Uitgave 3/2011
Print ISSN: 0162-3257
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-3432
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-010-1039-2

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