The Role of Executive Function in Independent Living Skills in Female Adolescents and Young Adults With Fragile X Syndrome.
Arianna Martin, Center for Interdisciplinary Brain Sciences Research (CIBSR), Stanford University; Eve-Marie Quintin, Educational and Counseling Psychology Department, McGill University; Scott S. Hall, Center for Interdisciplinary Brain Sciences Research (CIBSR), Stanford University; and Allan L. Reiss, Center for Interdisciplinary Brain Sciences Research (CIBSR), Stanford University.
- Published Article
American journal on intellectual and developmental disabilities
- Publication Date
Sep 01, 2016
Fragile X syndrome (FXS) is associated with executive function (EF) and independent living skills (ILS) deficits. We examined the role of childhood EF in ILS during adolescence/early adulthood in females with FXS and two comparison groups in the same age range (matched for IQ [IQ/Age group] and with another genetic condition, Turner syndrome [TS group]). EF and ILS were significantly higher for the FXS group than the IQ/Age group but did not differ from the TS group. For the FXS group, age and EF were significant predictors of ILS during adolescence/early adulthood, but there were no statistically significant longitudinal associations between EF and ILS. Our findings suggest that impairments in EF may have a significant effect on ILS in FXS.
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