Poster Session
Issue Date: August 2020
Published Online: August 01, 2020
Updated: July 29, 2020
Response Speed in Executive Tasks Predicts Social Motivation and Communication in School-Aged Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan
  • Chi-Mei Medical Center, Tainan, Taiwan
  • National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan
  • National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan
  • National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan
Article Information
Autism/Autism Spectrum Disorder / Pediatric Evaluation and Intervention / Prevention and Intervention
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2020
Response Speed in Executive Tasks Predicts Social Motivation and Communication in School-Aged Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411515357. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO5204
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411515357. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO5204
Abstract

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