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ERIC Number: EJ878587
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1750-9467
Superior Nonverbal Intelligence in Children with High-Functioning Autism or Asperger's Syndrome
Chen, Fei; Planche, Pascale; Lemonnier, Eric
Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, v4 n3 p457-460 Jul-Sep 2010
Some early studies showed discordance in cognitive strengths and weaknesses in individuals with high-functioning autism (HFA) or Asperger's syndrome (AS). The present study administered the French version of Colored Raven's Progressive Matrices in 14 children with HFA/AS and in 26 chronological age matched peers with typical development. We found a trend of superior nonverbal performance in Raven's Test in our HFA/AS participants compared to controls, and this "superiority" achieved statistical significance in the HFA/AS subgroup with a FIQ greater than or equal to 90. Superior fluid intelligence seemed to exist in individuals both with HFA and with AS. A complementary use of both the Raven's Test and the Wechsler Intelligence Scales seems to be important for exploring the domain-specific as well as multidimensional profiles in individuals with autism. (Contains 1 table and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Raven Progressive Matrices