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    Atypical development of attentional control associates with later adaptive functioning, autism and ADHD traits

    Hendry, Alexandra and Jones, Emily J.H. and Bedford, Rachael and Konke, L. and Begum Ali, J. and Bolte, S. and Brocki, K. and Demurie, E. and Johnson, Mark H. and Pijl, M. and Roeyers, H. and Charman, T. (2020) Atypical development of attentional control associates with later adaptive functioning, autism and ADHD traits. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders , ISSN 0162-3257. (In Press)

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    Abstract

    Autism is frequently associated with difficulties with top-down attentional control, which impact on individuals’ mental health and quality of life. The developmental processes involved in these attentional difficulties are not well understood. Using a data-driven approach, 2 samples (N=294 and 412) of infants at elevated and typical likelihood of autism were grouped according to profiles of parent report of attention at 10, 15 and 25 months. In contrast to the normative profile of increases in attentional control scores between infancy and toddlerhood, a minority (7-9%) showed plateauing attentional control scores between 10 and 25 months. Consistent with pre-registered hypotheses, plateaued growth of attentional control was associated with elevated autism and ADHD traits, and lower adaptive functioning at age 3 years

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    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: The final publication is available at Springer via the link above.
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Autism, ADHD, Attention, Atypical development, Infant, Intermediate phenotype
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Science > Psychological Sciences
    Research Centres and Institutes: Brain and Cognitive Development, Centre for (CBCD)
    Depositing User: Emily Jones
    Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2020 11:33
    Last Modified: 01 Jul 2020 16:50
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/31350

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