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Hot and cool executive function in children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder: Cross-sectional developmental trajectories

Hot and cool executive function in children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder: Cross-sectional developmental trajectories

Kouklari, Evangelia-Chrysanthi, Tsermentseli, Stella and Monks, Claire P. ORCID: 0000-0003-2638-181X (2017) Hot and cool executive function in children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder: Cross-sectional developmental trajectories. Child Neuropsychology. pp. 1-27. ISSN 0929-7049 (Print), 1744-4136 (Online) (doi:10.1080/09297049.2017.1391190)

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Abstract

The development of executive function (EF) in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has only been investigated using “cool”-cognitive- EF tasks. Little is known about the development of “hot”-affective- EF and whether it follows a similar developmental pathway. This study employed a cross-sectional developmental trajectories approach to examine the developmental changes in cool (working memory, inhibition, planning) and hot EF (delay discounting, affective decision making) of ASD participants (n=79) and controls (n=91) relative to age and IQ, shedding more light on the hot-cool EF organisation. The developmental trajectories of some aspects of cool EF (working memory, planning) differed significantly as a function of age in ASD participants relative to controls. For both hot EFs no significant age-related changes were found in either group. These findings extend our understanding regarding the maturation of EF from childhood through adolescence in ASD.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Funded by VC Scholarship from University of Greenwich
Uncontrolled Keywords: ASD; Hot & cool Executive function; Trajectories; School age
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Education & Health
Faculty of Education & Health > Applied Psychology Research Group
Faculty of Education & Health > Department of Psychology, Social Work & Counselling
Last Modified: 22 Apr 2018 22:20
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: GREAT c
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/17796

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