Sanderson, Charlotte and Allen, Melissa (2013) The Specificity of Inhibitory Impairments in Autism and Their Relation to ADHD-Type Symptoms. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 43 (5). pp. 1065-1079. ISSN 0162-3257Full text not available from this repository.
Findings on inhibitory control in autism have been inconsistent. This is perhaps a reflection of the different tasks that have been used. Children with autism (CWA) and typically developing controls, matched for verbal and non-verbal mental age, completed three tasks of inhibition, each representing different inhibitory subcomponents: Go/No-Go (delay inhibition), Dog-Pig Stroop (conflict inhibition), and a Flanker task (resistance to distractor inhibition). Behavioural ratings of inattention and hyperactivity/impulsivity were also obtained, as a possible source of heterogeneity in inhibitory ability. CWA were only impaired on the conflict inhibition task, suggesting that inhibitory difficulty is not a core executive deficit in autism. Symptoms of inattention were related to conflict task performance, and thus may be an important predictor of inhibitory heterogeneity.
|Journal or Publication Title:||Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Autism ; Inhibition ; ADHD ; Executive function|
|Departments:||Faculty of Science and Technology > Psychology|
|Deposited On:||12 Sep 2012 16:25|
|Last Modified:||30 Sep 2013 15:24|
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