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ERIC Number: EJ1037888
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Sep
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 58
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
The Role of Attention in the Academic Attainment of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
May, Tamara; Rinehart, Nicole; Wilding, John; Cornish, Kim
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v43 n9 p2147-2158 Sep 2013
Academic attainment in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is under-studied, with associated factors largely undetermined. Parent-reported attention symptoms, attentional-switching and sustained-attention tasks were examined to determine relationships with mathematics and reading attainment in 124 children aged 7-12 years; sixty-four with high-functioning ASD, half girls, and sixty age- and gender-matched typical children (TYP). With full-scale IQ controlled there were no differences in mathematics, reading, attentional switching or sustained attention. In regression analysis, attentional switching was related to mathematics achievement in ASD but not TYP children. Findings highlight attentional switching difficulties are linked with poorer mathematics outcomes in ASD.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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