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    Adaptive behaviour and cognitive skills: stability and change from 7 months to 7 years in siblings at high familial risk of Autism Spectrum Disorder

    Salomone, E. and Shephard, Elizabeth and Milosavljevic, B. and Johnson, Mark H. and Charman, T. (2018) Adaptive behaviour and cognitive skills: stability and change from 7 months to 7 years in siblings at high familial risk of Autism Spectrum Disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders , ISSN 0162-3257. (In Press)

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    Abstract

    Cognitive and adaptive behaviour abilities early in life provide important clinical prognostic information. We examined stability of such skills in children at high familial risk for ASD who either met diagnostic criteria for ASD at age 7 years (HR-ASD, n = 15) or did not (HR-non-ASD, n = 24) and low-risk control children (LR, n = 37), prospectively studied from infancy. For both HR groups, cognitive skills were consistently lower across time than those of LR children. HR-ASD children showed increasing difficulties in adaptive behaviour over time compared to LR children, while the HR-non-ASD children showed no such difficulties. This pattern of change may inform our understanding of developmental profiles of HR siblings beyond core ASD symptoms.

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    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Adaptive behaviour, Cognitive ability, High familial risk, Prospective study
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Science > Psychological Sciences
    SWORD Depositor: Mr Joe Tenant
    Depositing User: Mr Joe Tenant
    Date Deposited: 23 Apr 2018 12:28
    Last Modified: 23 Apr 2018 12:28
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/22121

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