Exploring the 'fractionation' of autism at the cognitive level

Victoria E. A. Brunsdon*, Francesca Happe

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Abstract

Autism spectrum disorders are defined by difficulties across a range of areas: social and communication difficulties and restricted and repetitive behaviours and interests. It has been suggested that this triad of symptoms cannot be explained by a single cause at the genetic, neural or cognitive level. This article reviews the evidence for a fractionable' autism triad at the cognitive level, highlighting questions for future research.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)17-30
Number of pages14
JournalAutism
Volume18
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2014

Keywords

  • autism spectrum disorder
  • central coherence
  • cognitive theories
  • executive function
  • fractionable triad
  • Theory of Mind
  • WEAK CENTRAL COHERENCE
  • SPECTRUM DISORDERS
  • EXECUTIVE FUNCTION
  • REPETITIVE BEHAVIORS
  • COMMUNICATION DEFICITS
  • YOUNG-PEOPLE
  • DEVELOPMENTAL DISORDERS
  • GENERAL-POPULATION
  • ASPERGER SYNDROME
  • CHILDREN

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