Non-verbal intelligence is a better predictor of cognitive flexibility in adolescents with ASD

Updated: May 19

This study examined whether a relationship between non-verbal intelligence and cognitive flexibility exists that is specific to adolescents with ASD and lower cognitive abilities (low-functioning), compared to adolescents with Intellectual Developmental Disability (IDD), who also have comparable EF difficulties (Visser et.al., 2015). Specifically, we explored whether there are differences in the relationships between verbal and non-verbal intelligence and cognitive flexibility between groups, and if non-verbal intelligence can predict cognitive flexibility ability in either groups.


Principal Investigator (PI): Julie Oh

Institution & Department: McGill University – Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology

Supervisor: Dr. Armando Bertone

Year(s) collaborated with SCERT on project: 2018 - 2020

 

Results of Research Project:

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Oh, J., Bertone, A. Non-verbal intelligence is a better predictor of cognitive flexibility in adolescents with autism compared to adolescents with intellectual disability. Poster presented at the annual conference of the International Society for Autism Research (INSAR); 2 May 2019. Montreal, Quebec.


You can read more about Ms. Oh and her research at the Perceptual Neuroscience Laboratory for Autism and Development (PNLab) here.