Yen-Ting Yu, Chien-Ho Lin, Ching-Lin Hsieh, Cheng-Chun Kuei-Cheng, Kuan-Lin Chen; Response Speed in Executive Tasks Predicts Social Motivation and Communication in School-Aged Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Am J Occup Ther 2020;74(4_Supplement_1):7411515400. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO5204
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Date Presented 03/27/20
Our results show that a slower response speed, not accuracy, on executive function (EF) tasks is related to better social interaction in school-age children with ASD. Children with ASD reduce their response speed to maintain good accuracy. Therefore, the response speed could be a correlate of social motivation and communication for school-age children with ASD and should be included in their evaluation for better intervention planning.
Primary Author and Speaker: Yen-Ting Yu
Contributing Authors: Chien-Ho Lin, Ching-Lin Hsieh, Cheng-Chun Kuei-Cheng, Kuan-Lin Chen
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