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ERIC Number: EJ1154497
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Oct
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
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The Gap between Adaptive Behavior and Intelligence in Autism Persists into Young Adulthood and is Linked to Psychiatric Co-Morbidities
Kraper, Catherine K.; Kenworthy, Lauren; Popal, Haroon; Martin, Alex; Wallace, Gregory L.
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v47 n10 p3007-3017 Oct 2017
For individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), long-term outcomes have been troubling, and intact IQ has not been shown to be protective. Nevertheless, relatively little research into adaptive functioning among adults with ASD has been completed to date. Therefore, both adaptive functioning and comorbid psychopathology were assessed among 52 adults with ASD without intellectual disability (ID). Adaptive functioning was found to substantially lag behind IQ, and socialization was a particular weakness. Comorbid psychopathology was significantly correlated with the size of IQ-adaptive functioning discrepancy. These findings emphasize key intervention targets of both adaptive skill and psychopathology for transition-age youth and young adults with ASD, as well as the need for ongoing monitoring of anxiety and depression symptoms during this developmental window.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (DHHS)
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Grant or Contract Numbers: 1ZIAMH002920