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ERIC Number: EJ891278
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Aug
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
Working Memory in Early-School-Age Children with Asperger's Syndrome
Cui, Jifang; Gao, Dingguo; Chen, Yinghe; Zou, Xiaobing; Wang, Ya
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v40 n8 p958-967 Aug 2010
Using a battery of working memory span tasks and n-back tasks, this study aimed to explore working memory functions in early-school-age children with Asperger's syndrome (AS). Twelve children with AS and 29 healthy children matched on age and IQ were recruited. Results showed: (a) children with AS performed better in digit and word recall tasks, but worse in block recall task and variant-visual-patterns test; (b) children with AS took longer time in most conditions of n-back tasks, and showed larger effects of task load. These findings indicated imbalance of working memory development in AS children: they had advantage in the phonological loop storing, but disadvantage in the visuospatial sketchpad storing, and partial deficit in central executive.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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