ERIC Number: ED449607
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Jun
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Longitudinal Changes in Cognitive Ability and Adaptive Behavior in Children and Adolescents with the Fragile X Mutation or Autism.
Simensen, R. J.; Fisch, G. S.; Schroer, R. J.
This report discusses the outcomes of a study that examined 216 comparably aged children and adolescents (ages 2-18) with fragile X or autism to determine whether longitudinal change in cognitive ability and adaptive behavior was similar in the two groups. Results found decreases in Intelligence Quotient scores in young children with fragile X as well as those with autism. Older children and adolescents with autism exhibited stable test-retest scores, while older children with fragile X continued to show decreases. Comparable declines in adaptive behavior were observed in both groups, at all ages, and across all adaptive behavior domains. (Contains 33 references.) (CR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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