Access

You are not currently logged in.

Access your personal account or get JSTOR access through your library or other institution:

login

Log in to your personal account or through your institution.

If you need an accessible version of this item please contact JSTOR User Support

Intact and Impaired Memory Functions in Autism

Loisa Bennetto, Bruce F. Pennington and Sally J. Rogers
Child Development
Vol. 67, No. 4 (Aug., 1996), pp. 1816-1835
Published by: Wiley on behalf of the Society for Research in Child Development
DOI: 10.2307/1131734
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1131734
Page Count: 20
  • Read Online (Free)
  • Download ($34.00)
  • Subscribe ($19.50)
  • Cite this Item
If you need an accessible version of this item please contact JSTOR User Support
Intact and Impaired Memory Functions in Autism
Preview not available

Abstract

This study examined memory functions in individuals with autism. Based on previous evidence of executive function (EF) deficits, we hypothesized that subjects with autism would demonstrate a pattern of intact and impaired memory functions similar to that found in other groups with EF deficits, such as patients with frontal lobe pathology. We compared the performance of high-functioning children and adolescents with autism (n = 19) and clinical comparison subjects (n = 19) matched on sex, CA, and VIQ on measures of memory and EF. The group with autism performed significantly worse than comparison subjects on measures of temporal order memory, source memory, supraspan free recall, working memory, and EF, but not on short- and long-term recognition, cued recall, or new learning ability, consistent with the predictions of the EF theory. The cognitive measures were significantly more intercorrelated in the autism group than the comparison group, consistent with a limit in central cognition.

Page Thumbnails

  • Thumbnail: Page 
[1816]
    [1816]
  • Thumbnail: Page 
1817
    1817
  • Thumbnail: Page 
1818
    1818
  • Thumbnail: Page 
1819
    1819
  • Thumbnail: Page 
1820
    1820
  • Thumbnail: Page 
1821
    1821
  • Thumbnail: Page 
1822
    1822
  • Thumbnail: Page 
1823
    1823
  • Thumbnail: Page 
1824
    1824
  • Thumbnail: Page 
1825
    1825
  • Thumbnail: Page 
1826
    1826
  • Thumbnail: Page 
1827
    1827
  • Thumbnail: Page 
1828
    1828
  • Thumbnail: Page 
1829
    1829
  • Thumbnail: Page 
1830
    1830
  • Thumbnail: Page 
1831
    1831
  • Thumbnail: Page 
1832
    1832
  • Thumbnail: Page 
1833
    1833
  • Thumbnail: Page 
1834
    1834
  • Thumbnail: Page 
1835
    1835