Autism-Open Access

Autism-Open Access
Open Access

ISSN: 2165-7890

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Claudia Crisan

Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Babes-Bolyai University, 7 Sindicatelor Street, 400015, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

  • Research Article   
    The Development of Executive Functions among Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
    Author(s): Emanuel Sebastian Turda*, Claudia Crisan and Ion Albulescu

    Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a complex neurodevelopmental disorder with long-lasting neurocognitive dysfunctions in addition to impaired socio-communication and restricted, repetitive and stereotypical patterns of behavior, interests, and activities (APA 2013). Long-term follow-up studies show that the developmental outcomes of autistic individuals are highly variable, even for individuals at the more intellectually able end of the autism spectrum. While some individuals go on to live independently and obtain qualifications, the majority fail to achieve independence, to attain full-time employment, or to enjoy friendships. The concept of ‘executive function’ refers to the higher order control processes necessary to guide behaviour in a constantly changing environment. The concept includes abilities such as planning, working memory, mental flexibility, respon.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.35248/2165-7890.19.9.243

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