ERIC Number: EJ624797
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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A Deficit in Shifting Attention Present in High-Functioning Autism but Not Asperger's Disorder.
Rinehart, Nicole J.; Bradshaw, John L.; Moss, Simon A.; Brereton, Avril V.; Tonge, Bruce J.
Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, v5 n1 p67-80 Mar 2001
A study examined the executive functioning, in particular the attentional set-shifting deficits in Australian individuals ages 6-20 with high-functioning autism (n=12) and Asperger's disorder (n=12). Results indicate that individuals with autism had a deficiency in shifting from local to global processing, however, this was not observed in individuals with Asperger's disorder. (Contains references.) (Author/CR)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Australia