Executive dysfunction in autism

@article{Hill2004ExecutiveDI,
  title={Executive dysfunction in autism},
  author={Elisabeth L. Hill},
  journal={Trends in Cognitive Sciences},
  year={2004},
  volume={8},
  pages={26-32}
}
  • E. Hill
  • Published 31 January 2004
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Trends in Cognitive Sciences
"Executive function" is an umbrella term for functions such as planning, working memory, impulse control, inhibition and mental flexibility, as well as for the initiation and monitoring of action. The primacy of executive dysfunction in autism is a topic of much debate, as are recent attempts to examine subtypes of executive function within autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders that are considered to implicate frontal lobe function. This article will review cognitive behavioural studies… Expand
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