The relationship between theory of mind and executive function in a sample of children from mainland China.

@article{Yang2009TheRB,
  title={The relationship between theory of mind and executive function in a sample of children from mainland China.},
  author={Juan Yang and Shijie Zhou and Shuqiao Yao and Linyan Su and Chad M. McWhinnie},
  journal={Child psychiatry and human development},
  year={2009},
  volume={40 2},
  pages={169-82}
}
To explore the relationship between theory of mind (ToM) and executive function (EF) in a sample of individuals from mainland China, 20 children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), 26 children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and 30 normal control subjects were compared on two batteries of ToM tasks and EF tasks. Children with ASD had a significant theory of mind impairment relative to the other controls, while non-verbal IQ removed group differences in executive function… CONTINUE READING
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