IntroductionExecutive functions (EFs) are adaptive, goal directed behaviors that enable individuals to over‐ride more automatic thoughts and responses [Mesulam, ; Barkley, ]. EFs are important for everyday functioning, with early EF skills predicting adjustment later in life [Diamond, , for a review]. Given that the foundation for EF is laid during the preschool period [Garon, Bryson, & Smith, ] and the possible involvement of EF in a variety of developmental disorders such as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, interest in the development of EF during this period is high [Diamond, ].While EF deficits have been found consistently in children and adults with ASD [see Hill, , for a review], findings in the preschool period have been inconsistent [Yerys, Hepburn, Pennington, & Rogers, ]. Whereas the first published studies were promising and suggested that early EF problems were evident in children with ASD, the majority of later studies with young preschoolers with ASD failed to provide evidence for EF deficits. Table a summarizes research on EF in preschoolers with ASD. Results are first divided according to chronological age (CA). Most studies with samples below the age of 5 years have not found group differences when children
Autism Research – Wiley
Published: Jan 1, 2018
Keywords: ; ;
It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.
Enjoy affordable access to
over 18 million articles from more than
15,000 peer-reviewed journals.
All for just $49/month
Query the DeepDyve database, plus search all of PubMed and Google Scholar seamlessly
Save any article or search result from DeepDyve, PubMed, and Google Scholar... all in one place.
Get unlimited, online access to over 18 million full-text articles from more than 15,000 scientific journals.
Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.
All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.
“Hi guys, I cannot tell you how much I love this resource. Incredible. I really believe you've hit the nail on the head with this site in regards to solving the research-purchase issue.”Daniel C.
“Whoa! It’s like Spotify but for academic articles.”@Phil_Robichaud
“I must say, @deepdyve is a fabulous solution to the independent researcher's problem of #access to #information.”@deepthiw
“My last article couldn't be possible without the platform @deepdyve that makes journal papers cheaper.”@JoseServera