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Children with borderline intellectual functioning and autism spectrum disorder: developmental trajectories from 4 to 11 years of age

Overview of attention for article published in Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, October 2017
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Title
Children with borderline intellectual functioning and autism spectrum disorder: developmental trajectories from 4 to 11 years of age
Published in
Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, October 2017
DOI 10.2147/ndt.s143234
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Martina Barnevik Olsson, Anette Holm, Joakim Westerlund, Asa Lundholm Hedvall, Christopher Gillberg, Elisabeth Fernell

Abstract

Studies on autism have tended to focus either on those with intellectual disability (ie, those with intellectual quotient [IQ] under 70) or on the group that is referred to as "high-functioning", that is, those with borderline, average or above average IQ. The literature on cognition and daily functioning in autism spectrum disorder combined specifically with borderline intellectual functioning (IQ 70-84) is limited. From a representative group of 208 preschool children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, those 50 children in the group with borderline intellectual functioning at ages 4.5-6.5 years were targeted for follow-up at a median age of 10 years. A new cognitive test was carried out in 30 children. Parents were interviewed with a semi-structured interview together with the Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales (n=41) and the Autism-Tics, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (AD/HD) and other comorbidities inventory (A-TAC) (n=36). Most children of interviewed parents presented problems within several developmental areas. According to A-TAC and the clinical interview, there were high rates of attention deficits and difficulties with regulating activity level and impulsivity. Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales composite scores showed that at school age, a majority of the children had declined since the previous assessment at ages between 4.5 and 6.5 years. Almost half the tested group had shifted in their IQ level, to below 70 or above 84. None of the children assessed was without developmental/neuropsychiatric problems at school-age follow-up. The results support the need for comprehensive follow-up of educational, medical and developmental/neuropsychiatric needs, including a retesting of cognitive functions. There is also a need for continuing parent/family follow-up and support.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 74 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 13 18%
Researcher 11 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 10 14%
Student > Bachelor 9 12%
Student > Doctoral Student 5 7%
Other 6 8%
Unknown 20 27%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 25 34%
Neuroscience 6 8%
Nursing and Health Professions 5 7%
Medicine and Dentistry 4 5%
Social Sciences 4 5%
Other 8 11%
Unknown 22 30%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 12. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 31 October 2017.
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#2,050,348
of 17,925,806 outputs
Outputs from Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
#286
of 2,702 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#46,244
of 288,026 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
#9
of 65 outputs
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