Profiling executive dysfunction in adults with autism and comorbid learning disability

@article{Barnard2008ProfilingED,
  title={Profiling executive dysfunction in adults with autism and comorbid learning disability},
  author={Louise Barnard and Kevin Muldoon and Reem Hasan and Gregory O'brien and Mary E Stewart},
  journal={Autism},
  year={2008},
  volume={12},
  pages={125 - 141}
}
Executive dysfunction is thought to be primary to autism. We examined differences in executive function between 20 adults with autism and learning disability and 23 individuals with learning disabilities outside the autistic spectrum. All participants were matched for chronological age and full-scale IQ, and were given a battery of tasks assessing fluency, planning, set-shifting, inhibition and working memory. Analyses of the individual tasks revealed very few significant differences between… Expand
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