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Otsuka, Sadao; Uono, Shota; Yoshimura, Sayaka; Zhao, Shuo; Toichi, Motomi – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2017
The aim of this study was to identify specific cognitive abilities that predict functional outcome in high-functioning adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and to clarify the contribution of those abilities and their relationships. In total, 41 adults with ASD performed cognitive tasks in a broad range of neuro- and social cognitive…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Adults, Cognitive Ability
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Wakabayashi, Akio; Baron-Cohen, Simon; Wheelwright, Sally; Tojo, Yoshikuni – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2006
The AQ (Autism-Spectrum Quotient) is a self-administered instrument for measuring the degree to which an adult with normal intelligence has the traits associated with the autistic spectrum. The AQ was administered in Japan to test whether the UK results would generalize to a very different culture. Three groups of subjects, adults with AS or HFA…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Autism, Measurement Techniques, Adults
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Kawasaki, Yoko; Yokota, Keiji; Shinomiya, Mieko; Shimizu, Yasuo; Niwa, Shin-ichi – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 1997
A study of the development of epilepsy in adolescents with autism investigated the brain dysfunctions in 158 patients (ages 15-28) with autism through the examination of paroxysmal electroencephalographic abnormalities. Results indicated that 47.5% of the individuals with autism had such abnormalities in the frontal region. (CR)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Adults, Autism, Biological Influences