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ERIC Number: EJ1000577
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-May
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 90
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
The Specificity of Inhibitory Impairments in Autism and Their Relation to ADHD-Type Symptoms
Sanderson, Charlotte; Allen, Melissa L.
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v43 n5 p1065-1079 May 2013
Findings on inhibitory control in autism have been inconsistent. This is perhaps a reflection of the different tasks that have been used. Children with autism (CWA) and typically developing controls, matched for verbal and non-verbal mental age, completed three tasks of inhibition, each representing different inhibitory subcomponents: Go/No-Go (delay inhibition), Dog-Pig Stroop (conflict inhibition), and a Flanker task (resistance to distractor inhibition). Behavioural ratings of inattention and hyperactivity/impulsivity were also obtained, as a possible source of heterogeneity in inhibitory ability. CWA were only impaired on the conflict inhibition task, suggesting that inhibitory difficulty is not a core executive deficit in autism. Symptoms of inattention were related to conflict task performance, and thus may be an important predictor of inhibitory heterogeneity.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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