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The Role of Executive Function in Independent Living Skills in Female Adolescents and Young Adults With Fragile X Syndrome

By: Martin, Arianna.
Contributor(s): Quintin, Eve-Marie | Hall, Scott S | Reiss, Allan L.
Series: American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities 121 (5) September 2016: 448-460. 2016Subject(s): FRAGILE X SYNDROME | TURNER SYNDROME | FEMALES | ADOLESCENTS | YOUNG ADULTS | INDEPENDENT LIVING SKILLS | EXECUTIVE FUNCTIONOnline resources: Click to read article online IHC Library Members Summary: Examines the influence of the specific contribution of executive function to independent living skills in individuals with frragile X syndrome using both a cross-sectional and longitudinal dataset. Believes it is imperative to understand how EF deficits impact the ability to live and function independently as individuals with FXS transition from adolescence into adulthood, a period associated with expectations of increasing independence in typical development. Additionally, identifying key cognitive mechanisms involved in independent living skills will assist in designing future, targeted cognitive interventions.
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Examines the influence of the specific contribution of executive function to independent living skills in individuals with frragile X syndrome using both a cross-sectional and longitudinal dataset. Believes it is imperative to understand how EF deficits impact the ability to live and function independently as individuals with FXS transition from adolescence into adulthood, a period associated with expectations of increasing independence in typical development. Additionally, identifying key cognitive mechanisms involved in independent living skills will assist in designing future, targeted cognitive interventions.

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