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ERIC Number: EJ1035549
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jul
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1944-7515
Social Cognition in Adolescent Girls with Fragile X Syndrome
Turkstra, Lyn S.; Abbeduto, Leonard; Meulenbroek, Peter
American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, v119 n4 p319-339 Jul 2014
This study aimed to characterize social cognition, executive functions (EFs), and everyday social functioning in adolescent girls with fragile X syndrome, and identify relationships among these variables. Participants were 20 girls with FXS and 20 age-matched typically developing peers. Results showed significant between-groups differences in social cognition, accounted for by differences in IQ and language. Within the FXS group, IQ and language were related to social cognition; parent-reported social functioning was related to language and EFs; and self-reported social functioning was generally good and not related to cognitive or social cognition variables. Results suggest that intervention might focus on managing language and cognitive contributions to social functioning, rather than social cognition, and underscore the importance of considering parent and adolescent perspectives.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NIH)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: R03 HD054586|R01 HD024356