Adaptive Skills and Executive Function in Autism Spectrum Disorders

  title={Adaptive Skills and Executive Function in Autism Spectrum Disorders},
  author={Lisa Gilotty and Lauren E. Kenworthy and Lisa M Sirian and David O. Black and Ann E Wagner},
  journal={Child Neuropsychology},
  pages={241 - 248}
There is active debate regarding the nature of executive dysfunction in autism. Additionally, investigations have yet to show a relationship between deficits in executive function and the everyday behavioral difficulties that may originate from them. The present study examined the relationship between executive abilities and adaptive behavior in 35 children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, using two parent reports of everyday functioning, the Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales (VABS) and the… 

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