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ERIC Number: EJ1134111
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Apr
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
Emotion Perception Mediates the Predictive Relationship between Verbal Ability and Functional Outcome in High-Functioning Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Otsuka, Sadao; Uono, Shota; Yoshimura, Sayaka; Zhao, Shuo; Toichi, Motomi
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v47 n4 p1166-1182 Apr 2017
The aim of this study was to identify specific cognitive abilities that predict functional outcome in high-functioning adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and to clarify the contribution of those abilities and their relationships. In total, 41 adults with ASD performed cognitive tasks in a broad range of neuro- and social cognitive domains, and information concerning functional outcomes was obtained. Regression analyses revealed that emotion perception and verbal generativity predicted adaptive functioning directly, and the former mediated between the other two. These findings provide the first evidence of a triadic relationship among neuro- and social cognition and functional outcome in this population. Our results suggest that psychosocial interventions targeting these cognitive abilities could benefit social adaptation in adults with ASD.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Japan
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale; Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales; Childhood Autism Rating Scale; Embedded Figures Test; Block Design Test; Wisconsin Card Sorting Test; Wechsler Memory Scale; Rey Osterrieth Complex Figure Test
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