Behavioral and neuropsychological evaluation of executive functions in children with autism spectrum disorder in the gulf region

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Alsaedi, Rehab H., Carrington, Suzanne and Watters, Jim. (2020). Behavioral and neuropsychological evaluation of executive functions in children with autism spectrum disorder in the gulf region. Brain Sciences. 10(2), p. Article: 120. https://doi.org/10.3390/brainsci10020120
AuthorsAlsaedi, Rehab H., Carrington, Suzanne and Watters, Jim
Abstract

This study examined the executive functioning abilities and development profiles of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The participants were 119 children with ASD and 30 typically developing children (age range: 6–12 years) who were recruited from three Gulf states. The findings revealed executive functioning deficits in the ASD population when compared to the normative data or to those children without ASD. However, not all the forms of executive functioning were found to be impaired. Age-related differences in the patterns of performance on the utilized measures of executive functioning were also identified. The overall findings provide valuable information regarding the different components of the executive functions, which may prove useful in relation to the development of assessment protocols for ASD.

Keywordsexecutive functions; Autism; gulf; BRIEF-2; CANTAB
Year2020
JournalBrain Sciences
Journal citation10 (2), p. Article: 120
PublisherMDPI AG
ISSN2076-3425
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.3390/brainsci10020120
PubMed ID32098341
Scopus EID2-s2.0-85079879449
PubMed Central IDPMC7071509
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Page range1-21
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Online22 Feb 2020
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Accepted14 Feb 2020
Deposited08 Dec 2021
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