ERIC Number: EJ1082515
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
Age and Adaptive Functioning in Children and Adolescents with ASD: The Effects of Intellectual Functioning and ASD Symptom Severity
Hill, Trenesha L.; Gray, Sarah A. O.; Kamps, Jodi L.; Enrique Varela, R.
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v45 n12 p4074-4083 Dec 2015
The present study examined the moderating effects of intellectual functioning and ASD symptom severity on the relation between age and adaptive functioning in 220 youth with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Regression analysis indicated that intellectual functioning and ASD symptom severity moderated the relation between age and adaptive functioning. For younger children with lower intellectual functioning, higher ASD symptom severity was associated with better adaptive functioning than that of those with lower ASD symptom severity. Similarly, for older children with higher intellectual functioning, higher ASD symptom severity was associated with better adaptive functioning than that of those with lower ASD symptom severity. Analyses by subscales suggest that this pattern is driven by the Conceptual subscale. Clinical and research implications are discussed.
Descriptors: Severity (of Disability), Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Intellectual Development, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Age Differences, Cognitive Structures, Adjustment (to Environment), Regression (Statistics), Children, Adolescents, Correlation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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