Inhibition and the validity of the Stroop task for children with autism.

  title={Inhibition and the validity of the Stroop task for children with autism.},
  author={Nena C Adams and Christopher Jarrold},
  journal={Journal of autism and developmental disorders},
  volume={39 8},
Findings are mixed concerning inhibition in autism. Using the classic Stroop, children with autism (CWA) often outperform typically developing children (TDC). A classic Stroop and a chimeric animal Stroop were used to explore the validity of the Stroop task as a test of inhibition for CWA. During the classic Stroop, children ignored the word and named the ink colour, then vice versa. Although CWA showed less interference than TDC when colour naming, both groups showed comparable interference… CONTINUE READING
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