ERIC Number: EJ1078643
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Nov
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Reference Count: 35
Autism Symptoms across Adulthood in Men with Fragile X Syndrome: A Cross-Sectional Analysis
Hartley, Sigan L.; Wheeler, Anne C.; Mailick, Marsha R.; Raspa, Melissa; Mihaila, Iulia; Bishop, Ellen; Bailey, Donald B.
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v45 n11 p3668-3679 Nov 2015
A cross-sectional analysis was used to examine age-related differences in ASD symptoms and corresponding differences in disruptive behavior and social skills in 281 adult men with fragile X syndrome. Four age groups were created: 18-21, 22-29, 30-39, and 40-49 years. The 18-21 year-old group was reported to have more impairments in verbal communication than the 22-29 year-old group and more restricted and repetitive behaviors than the 40-49 year-old group. There was not an age-group difference in the percentage of men who met criteria for an ASD diagnosis based on respondent-reported, current symptoms. There was a trend for an age-related difference in disruptive behavior. Findings add to understanding of the developmental trajectory of ASD symptoms in adulthood.
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Adults, Males, Genetic Disorders, Intellectual Disability, Congenital Impairments, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Age Differences, Behavior Problems, Interpersonal Competence, Verbal Communication, Case Studies
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