Flexibility in children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD): Inconsistency between neuropsychological tests and parent-based rating scales.
SourceNeuropsychology, Development, and Cognition. Section A, Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 34, 7, (2012), pp. 714-723
1 augustus 2012
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Neuropsychology, Development, and Cognition. Section A, Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology
SubjectNCEBP 8: Psychological determinants of chronic illness; NCEBP 8: Psychological determinants of chronic illness
In this study, we compared neuropsychological tests and parent-based ratings of flexibility in a sample of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). We investigated the discriminant validity of the domain-specific flexibility measures by comparison with the domain general measures, general behavioral problems, general ASD-related traits, and general intelligence. Tests and parent-based ratings of flexibility were not significantly correlated. Parent-based ratings were strongly related with the three broadband measures, whereas the discriminant validity indices of the neuropsychological tests were satisfactory. These findings suggest that parent-based ratings do not reflect the specific executive construct of flexibility, but instead reflect a broad spectrum of general child characteristics.
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