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A meta-analysis and critical review of prospective memory in autism spectrum disorder

Landsiedel, Julia, Williams, David M., Abbot-Smith, Kirsten (2017) A meta-analysis and critical review of prospective memory in autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, . ISSN 0162-3257. E-ISSN 1573-3432. (doi:10.1007/s10803-016-2987-y)

Abstract

Prospective memory (PM) is the ability to remember to carry out a planned intention at an appropriate moment in the future. Research on PM in ASD has produced mixed results. We aimed to establish the extent to which two types of PM (event-based/time-based) are impaired in ASD. In part 1, a meta-analysis of all existing studies indicates a large impairment of time-based, but only a small impairment of event-based, PM in ASD. In Part 2, a critical review concludes that time-based PM appears diminished in ASD, in line with the meta-analysis, but that caution should be taken when interpreting event-based PM findings, given potential methodological limitations of several studies. Clinical implications and directions for future research are discussed.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1007/s10803-016-2987-y
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology > Developmental Psychology
Depositing User: David Williams
Date Deposited: 06 Dec 2016 19:03 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 18:26 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/59506 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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