ERIC Number: EJ1062614
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jun
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Reference Count: 40
The Relationship between Autistic Symptomatology and Independent Living Skills in Adolescents and Young Adults with Fragile X Syndrome
Hustyi, Kristin M.; Hall, Scott S.; Quintin, Eve-Marie; Chromik, Lindsay C.; Lightbody, Amy A.; Reiss, Allan L.
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v45 n6 p1836-1844 Jun 2015
Few studies have examined the relationship between autistic symptomatology and competence in independent living skills in adolescents and young adults with fragile X syndrome (FXS). In this study, 70 individuals with FXS, aged 15-25 years, and 35 matched controls were administered direct measures of independent living skills and autistic symptomatology. Results showed that higher levels of autistic symptomatology were associated with lower levels of competence in independent living skills in individuals with FXS, but not in controls. These data indicated that the relationship between autistic symptomatology and independent living skills was syndrome-specific. Early intervention strategies that address autistic symptomatology are sorely needed to improve functional outcomes in this population.
Descriptors: Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Daily Living Skills, Competence, Adolescents, Young Adults, Genetic Disorders, Autism, Comparative Analysis, Developmental Disabilities
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