ERIC Number: EJ1069696
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Aug
Abstractor: As Provided
Brief Report: The Role of Task Support in the Spatial and Temporal Source Memory of Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Bowler, Dermot M.; Gaigg, Sebastian B.; Gardiner, John M.
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v45 n8 p2613-2617 Aug 2015
Adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) show intact recognition (supported procedure) but impaired recall (unsupported procedure) of incidentally-encoded context. Because this has not been demonstrated for temporal source, we compared the temporal and spatial source memory of adults with ASD and verbally matched typical adults. Because of difficulties with temporal processing in ASD, we predicted ASD adults would benefit from test support for location but not temporal occurrence of studied words. We found similar levels of recognition and source memory for both groups but there was a greater effect of support on memory for location source in the ASD group. The lack of an effect of support for temporal source may simply reflect a difficulty in operationalising temporal cues.
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Adults, Memory, Time Perspective, Spatial Ability, Cognitive Processes, Word Recognition, Cues, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (London)
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule; Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale