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Behavioral and Neuropsychological Evaluation of Executive Functions in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder in the Gulf Region

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Faculty of Education, Queensland University of Technology, Victoria Park Road, Kelvin Grove, Brisbane, QLD 4059, Australia
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The Department of Special Education, Taibah University, Janadah Bin Umayyah Road, Madinah 41477, Saudi Arabia
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Brain Sci. 2020, 10(2), 120; https://doi.org/10.3390/brainsci10020120
Received: 20 January 2020 / Revised: 8 February 2020 / Accepted: 14 February 2020 / Published: 22 February 2020
This study examined the executive functioning abilities and development profiles of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The participants were 119 children with ASD and 30 typically developing children (age range: 6–12 years) who were recruited from three Gulf states. The findings revealed executive functioning deficits in the ASD population when compared to the normative data or to those children without ASD. However, not all the forms of executive functioning were found to be impaired. Age-related differences in the patterns of performance on the utilized measures of executive functioning were also identified. The overall findings provide valuable information regarding the different components of the executive functions, which may prove useful in relation to the development of assessment protocols for ASD. View Full-Text
Keywords: Executive functions; Autism; Gulf; BRIEF-2; CANTAB Executive functions; Autism; Gulf; BRIEF-2; CANTAB
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Alsaedi, R.H.; Carrington, S.; Watters, J.J. Behavioral and Neuropsychological Evaluation of Executive Functions in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder in the Gulf Region. Brain Sci. 2020, 10, 120.

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