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ERIC Number: EJ912255
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
Managing Complexity: Impact of Organization and Processing Style on Nonverbal Memory in Autism Spectrum Disorders
Tsatsanis, Katherine D.; Noens, Ilse L. J.; Illmann, Cornelia L.; Pauls, David L.; Volkmar, Fred R.; Schultz, Robert T.; Klin, Ami
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v41 n2 p135-147 Feb 2011
The contributions of cognitive style and organization to processing and recalling a complex novel stimulus were examined by comparing the Rey Osterrieth Complex Figure (ROCF) test performance of children, adolescents, and adults with ASD to clinical controls (CC) and non-impaired controls (NC) using the "Developmental Scoring System." The ROCF task involves a complex structure with strong organizational or integrative processing demands. The individuals with ASD relied on a predominantly part-oriented strategy to cope with the complexity of the task and did not make the typical developmental shift to a configurational approach. Both processing style and organization (whether pieces of information were perceived as connected to one another in a meaningful way) contributed to structural recall in the ASD group.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Rey Osterrieth Complex Figure Test