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Attention and executive functions in children with Asperger syndrome, attention disorders and reading/writing disorder
Göteborgs universitet.
Göteborgs universitet.
Göteborgs universitet.
Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Psychology. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences. (Psykologi)ORCID iD: 0000-0001-5025-9975
1999 (English)In: Autism, ISSN 1362-3613, E-ISSN 1461-7005, Vol. 3, no 3, 213-228 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Executive function/attention deficits were examined in children with Asperger syndrome, attention disorder and reading/ writing disorder and in a group of normal children. Neuropsychological tests as well as cognitive tasks measuring different components in the processing of information were used. The measures were divided into Mirsky’s four components of attention, namely ‘sustain’,‘focus-execute’,‘shift’ and ‘encode’. All abnormal groups differed markedly from the normal group on measures of executive function/attention. The group diagnosed as having attention disorder showed the most consistent difficulties. However, no specific marker of ‘executive function deficits’ that could represent the three different disorders was found.

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1999. Vol. 3, no 3, 213-228 p.
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ADHD, Asperger syndrome, attention neuropsychology, DAMP, dyslexia, executive functions, eading and writing disorder
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Psychology (excluding Applied Psychology)
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-80989DOI: doi:10.1177/1362361399003003002OAI: diva2:549594
Available from: 2012-09-04 Created: 2012-09-04 Last updated: 2013-09-12

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