Driving Simulator Performance in Novice Drivers with Autism Spectrum Disorder: The Role of Executive Functions and Basic Motor Skills

@article{Cox2016DrivingSP,
  title={Driving Simulator Performance in Novice Drivers with Autism Spectrum Disorder: The Role of Executive Functions and Basic Motor Skills},
  author={Stephany M Cox and Daniel J Cox and Michael J Kofler and Matthew A. Moncrief and Ronald J. Johnson and Ann E. Lambert and Sarah A Cain and Ronald E. Reeve},
  journal={Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders},
  year={2016},
  volume={46},
  pages={1379-1391}
}
Previous studies have shown that individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) demonstrate poorer driving performance than their peers and are less likely to obtain a driver’s license. This study aims to examine the relationship between driving performance and executive functioning for novice drivers, with and without ASD, using a driving simulator. Forty-four males (ages 15–23), 17 with ASD and 27 healthy controls, completed paradigms assessing driving skills and executive functioning. ASD… CONTINUE READING

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