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Neurodiversity: Executive Function

Executive Function Defined

The executive functions are a set of processes that all have to do with managing oneself and one's resources in order to achieve a goal. It is an umbrella term for the neurologically-based skills involving mental control and self-regulation.

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Exploratory Study of Executive Function Abilities Across the Adult Lifespan in Individuals Receiving an ASD Diagnosis in Adulthood.

 

Abbott P, Happé FG, Charlton RA.

 

J Autism Dev Disord. 2018 Dec;48(12):4193-4206. doi: 10.1007/s10803-018-3675-x.

 

PMID: 29980900 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] Free PMC Article

 

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2.

Stimulation of Executive Functions as Part of the Language Intervention Process in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

 

Sun IYI, Varanda CA, Fernandes FD.

 

Folia Phoniatr Logop. 2017;69(1-2):78-83. doi: 10.1159/000479586. Epub 2017 Dec 15.

 

PMID: 29248909 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] Free Article

 

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3.

Testing the specificity of executive functioning impairments in adolescents with ADHD, ODD/CD and ASD.

 

Carter Leno V, Chandler S, White P, Pickles A, Baird G, Hobson C, Smith AB, Charman T, Rubia K, Simonoff E.

 

Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2018 Jul;27(7):899-908. doi: 10.1007/s00787-017-1089-5. Epub 2017 Dec 9.

 

PMID: 29224173 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] Free PMC Article

 

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4.

Specificity of executive function and theory of mind performance in relation to attention-deficit/hyperactivity symptoms in autism spectrum disorders.

 

Lukito S, Jones CRG, Pickles A, Baird G, Happé F, Charman T, Simonoff E.

 

Mol Autism. 2017 Nov 9;8:60. doi: 10.1186/s13229-017-0177-1. eCollection 2017.

 

PMID: 29152165 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] Free PMC Article

 

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5.

An evaluation of the effects of intensity and duration on outcomes across treatment domains for children with autism spectrum disorder.

 

Linstead E, Dixon DR, Hong E, Burns CO, French R, Novack MN, Granpeesheh D.

 

Transl Psychiatry. 2017 Sep 19;7(9):e1234. doi: 10.1038/tp.2017.207.

 

PMID: 28925999 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] Free PMC Article

 

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6.

Callous-unemotional traits moderate executive function in children with ASD and ADHD: A pilot event-related potential study.

 

Tye C, Bedford R, Asherson P, Ashwood KL, Azadi B, Bolton P, McLoughlin G.

 

Dev Cogn Neurosci. 2017 Aug;26:84-90. doi: 10.1016/j.dcn.2017.06.002. Epub 2017 Jun 13.

 

PMID: 28654838 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] Free PMC Article

 

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7.

Conceptualising compensation in neurodevelopmental disorders: Reflections from autism spectrum disorder.

 

Livingston LA, Happé F.

 

Neurosci Biobehav Rev. 2017 Sep;80:729-742. doi: 10.1016/j.neubiorev.2017.06.005. Epub 2017 Jun 19. Review.

 

PMID: 28642070 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] Free Article

 

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8.

Sex differences in parent-reported executive functioning and adaptive behavior in children and young adults with autism spectrum disorder.

 

White EI, Wallace GL, Bascom J, Armour AC, Register-Brown K, Popal HS, Ratto AB, Martin A, Kenworthy L.

 

Autism Res. 2017 Oct;10(10):1653-1662. doi: 10.1002/aur.1811. Epub 2017 Jun 1.

 

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Autistic traits affect interpersonal motor coordination by modulating strategic use of role-based behavior.

 

Curioni A, Minio-Paluello I, Sacheli LM, Candidi M, Aglioti SM.

 

Mol Autism. 2017 Jun 9;8:23. doi: 10.1186/s13229-017-0141-0. eCollection 2017.

 

PMID: 28616126 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] Free PMC Article

 

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10.

Speaker-Versus Listener-Oriented Disfluency: A Re-examination of Arguments and Assumptions from Autism Spectrum Disorder.

 

Engelhardt PE, Alfridijanta O, McMullon MEG, Corley M.

 

J Autism Dev Disord. 2017 Sep;47(9):2885-2898. doi: 10.1007/s10803-017-3215-0.

 

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Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation for the Treatment of Executive Function Deficits in Autism Spectrum Disorder: Clinical Trial Approach.

 

Ameis SH, Daskalakis ZJ, Blumberger DM, Desarkar P, Drmic I, Mabbott DJ, Lai MC, Croarkin PE, Szatmari P.

 

J Child Adolesc Psychopharmacol. 2017 Jun;27(5):413-421. doi: 10.1089/cap.2016.0146. Epub 2017 Mar 27.

 

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Formal Thought Disorder and Executive Functioning in Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Old Leads and New Avenues.

 

Ziermans T, Swaab H, Stockmann A, de Bruin E, van Rijn S.

 

J Autism Dev Disord. 2017 Jun;47(6):1756-1768. doi: 10.1007/s10803-017-3104-6.

 

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Brief Report: Examining Executive and Social Functioning in Elementary-Aged Children with Autism.

 

Freeman LM, Locke J, Rotheram-Fuller E, Mandell D.

 

J Autism Dev Disord. 2017 Jun;47(6):1890-1895. doi: 10.1007/s10803-017-3079-3.

 

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14.

Executive Functioning Mediates the Effect of Behavioral Problems on Depression in Mothers of Children With Developmental Disabilities.

 

Chan W, Smith LE, Greenberg JS, Hong J, Mailick MR.

 

Am J Intellect Dev Disabil. 2017 Jan;122(1):11-24. doi: 10.1352/1944-7558-122.1.11.

 

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15.

Autism spectrum disorder and other neurobehavioural comorbidities in rare disorders of the Ras/MAPK pathway.

 

Garg S, Brooks A, Burns A, Burkitt-Wright E, Kerr B, Huson S, Emsley R, Green J.

 

Dev Med Child Neurol. 2017 May;59(5):544-549. doi: 10.1111/dmcn.13394. Epub 2017 Feb 4.

 

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16.

Self-regulation and quality of life in high-functioning young adults with autism.

 

Dijkhuis RR, Ziermans TB, Van Rijn S, Staal WG, Swaab H.

 

Autism. 2017 Oct;21(7):896-906. doi: 10.1177/1362361316655525. Epub 2016 Jul 11.

 

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Characterizing Objective Quality of Life and Normative Outcomes in Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder: An Exploratory Latent Class Analysis.

 

Bishop-Fitzpatrick L, Hong J, Smith LE, Makuch RA, Greenberg JS, Mailick MR.

 

J Autism Dev Disord. 2016 Aug;46(8):2707-19. doi: 10.1007/s10803-016-2816-3.

 

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Deficits in executive functions among youths with autism spectrum disorders: an age-stratified analysis.

 

Chen SF, Chien YL, Wu CT, Shang CY, Wu YY, Gau SS.

 

Psychol Med. 2016 Jun;46(8):1625-38. doi: 10.1017/S0033291715002238. Epub 2016 Mar 21.

 

PMID: 26997535 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] Free PMC Article

 

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19.

Reality Monitoring and Metamemory in Adults with Autism Spectrum Conditions.

 

Cooper RA, Plaisted-Grant KC, Baron-Cohen S, Simons JS.

 

J Autism Dev Disord. 2016 Jun;46(6):2186-2198. doi: 10.1007/s10803-016-2749-x.

 

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Executive function predicts the development of play skills for verbal preschoolers with autism spectrum disorders.

 

Faja S, Dawson G, Sullivan K, Meltzoff AN, Estes A, Bernier R.

 

Autism Res. 2016 Dec;9(12):1274-1284. doi: 10.1002/aur.1608. Epub 2016 Feb 18.

 

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Theory of Mind and Executive Control Deficits in Typically Developing Adults and Adolescents with High Levels of Autism Traits.

 

Gökçen E, Frederickson N, Petrides KV.

 

J Autism Dev Disord. 2016 Jun;46(6):2072-2087. doi: 10.1007/s10803-016-2735-3.

 

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Real-World Executive Functions in Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Profiles of Impairment and Associations with Adaptive Functioning and Co-morbid Anxiety and Depression.

 

Wallace GL, Kenworthy L, Pugliese CE, Popal HS, White EI, Brodsky E, Martin A.

 

J Autism Dev Disord. 2016 Mar;46(3):1071-83. doi: 10.1007/s10803-015-2655-7.

 

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Extending the 'cross-disorder' relevance of executive functions to dimensional neuropsychiatric traits in youth.

 

McGrath LM, Braaten EB, Doty ND, Willoughby BL, Wilson HK, O'Donnell EH, Colvin MK, Ditmars HL, Blais JE, Hill EN, Metzger A, Perlis RH, Willcutt EG, Smoller JW, Waldman ID, Faraone SV, Seidman LJ, Doyle AE.

 

J Child Psychol Psychiatry. 2016 Apr;57(4):462-71. doi: 10.1111/jcpp.12463. Epub 2015 Sep 28.

 

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Callous-unemotional traits in adolescents with autism spectrum disorder.

 

Carter Leno V, Charman T, Pickles A, Jones CR, Baird G, Happé F, Simonoff E.

 

Br J Psychiatry. 2015 Nov;207(5):392-9. doi: 10.1192/bjp.bp.114.159863. Epub 2015 Sep 17.

 

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Longitudinal Examination of Adaptive Behavior in Autism Spectrum Disorders: Influence of Executive Function.

 

Pugliese CE, Anthony LG, Strang JF, Dudley K, Wallace GL, Naiman DQ, Kenworthy L.

 

J Autism Dev Disord. 2016 Feb;46(2):467-77. doi: 10.1007/s10803-015-2584-5.

 

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Reduced Efficiency and Capacity of Cognitive Control in Autism Spectrum Disorder.

 

Mackie MA, Fan J.

 

Autism Res. 2016 Mar;9(3):403-14. doi: 10.1002/aur.1517. Epub 2015 Jul 14.

 

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Longitudinal cortical development during adolescence and young adulthood in autism spectrum disorder: increased cortical thinning but comparable surface area changes.

 

Wallace GL, Eisenberg IW, Robustelli B, Dankner N, Kenworthy L, Giedd JN, Martin A.

 

J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2015 Jun;54(6):464-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jaac.2015.03.007. Epub 2015 Mar 17.

 

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Influence of Autism Traits and Executive Functioning on Quality of Life in Children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder.

 

de Vries M, Geurts H.

 

J Autism Dev Disord. 2015 Sep;45(9):2734-43. doi: 10.1007/s10803-015-2438-1.

 

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Dopamine and the development of executive dysfunction in autism spectrum disorders.

 

Kriete T, Noelle DC.

 

PLoS One. 2015 Mar 26;10(3):e0121605. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0121605. eCollection 2015.

 

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Neural systems mediating decision-making and response inhibition for social and nonsocial stimuli in autism.

 

Shafritz KM, Bregman JD, Ikuta T, Szeszko PR.

 

Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry. 2015 Jul 3;60:112-20. doi: 10.1016/j.pnpbp.2015.03.001. Epub 2015 Mar 10.

 

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Increasing adaptive behavior skill deficits from childhood to adolescence in autism spectrum disorder: role of executive function.

 

Pugliese CE, Anthony L, Strang JF, Dudley K, Wallace GL, Kenworthy L.

 

J Autism Dev Disord. 2015 Jun;45(6):1579-87. doi: 10.1007/s10803-014-2309-1.

 

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Verbal problem-solving difficulties in autism spectrum disorders and atypical language development.

 

Alderson-Day B.

 

Autism Res. 2014 Dec;7(6):720-30. doi: 10.1002/aur.1424. Epub 2014 Oct 23.

 

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Neuromodulation integrating rTMS and neurofeedback for the treatment of autism spectrum disorder: an exploratory study.

 

Sokhadze EM, El-Baz AS, Tasman A, Sears LL, Wang Y, Lamina EV, Casanova MF.

 

Appl Psychophysiol Biofeedback. 2014 Dec;39(3-4):237-57. doi: 10.1007/s10484-014-9264-7.

 

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Executive function in probands with autism with average IQ and their unaffected first-degree relatives.

 

McLean RL, Johnson Harrison A, Zimak E, Joseph RM, Morrow EM.

 

J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2014 Sep;53(9):1001-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jaac.2014.05.019. Epub 2014 Jul 11.

 

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Characterizing the factor structure of parent reported executive function in autism spectrum disorders: the impact of cognitive inflexibility.

 

Granader Y, Wallace GL, Hardy KK, Yerys BE, Lawson RA, Rosenthal M, Wills MC, Dixon E, Pandey J, Penna R, Schultz RT, Kenworthy L.

 

J Autism Dev Disord. 2014 Dec;44(12):3056-62. doi: 10.1007/s10803-014-2169-8.

 

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The neuropsychology of male adults with high-functioning autism or asperger syndrome.

 

Wilson CE, Happé F, Wheelwright SJ, Ecker C, Lombardo MV, Johnston P, Daly E, Murphy CM, Spain D, Lai MC, Chakrabarti B, Sauter DA; MRC AIMS Consortium, Baron-Cohen S, Murphy DG.

 

Autism Res. 2014 Oct;7(5):568-81. doi: 10.1002/aur.1394. Epub 2014 Jun 5.

 

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Functional connectivity during cognitive control in children with autism spectrum disorder: an independent component analysis.

 

Ambrosino S, Bos DJ, van Raalten TR, Kobussen NA, van Belle J, Oranje B, Durston S.

 

J Neural Transm (Vienna). 2014 Sep;121(9):1145-55. doi: 10.1007/s00702-014-1237-8. Epub 2014 May 21.

 

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Neuropsychological function in children with primary complex motor stereotypies.

 

Mahone EM, Ryan M, Ferenc L, Morris-Berry C, Singer HS.

 

Dev Med Child Neurol. 2014 Oct;56(10):1001-8. doi: 10.1111/dmcn.12480. Epub 2014 May 10.

 

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Coordinated Information Generation and Mental Flexibility: Large-Scale Network Disruption in Children with Autism.

 

Mišić B, Doesburg SM, Fatima Z, Vidal J, Vakorin VA, Taylor MJ, McIntosh AR.

 

Cereb Cortex. 2015 Sep;25(9):2815-27. doi: 10.1093/cercor/bhu082. Epub 2014 Apr 25.

 

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Randomized controlled effectiveness trial of executive function intervention for children on the autism spectrum.

 

Kenworthy L, Anthony LG, Naiman DQ, Cannon L, Wills MC, Luong-Tran C, Werner MA, Alexander KC, Strang J, Bal E, Sokoloff JL, Wallace GL.

 

J Child Psychol Psychiatry. 2014 Apr;55(4):374-83. doi: 10.1111/jcpp.12161. Epub 2013 Nov 21.

 

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Atypical interference effect of action observation in autism spectrum conditions.

 

Cook J, Swapp D, Pan X, Bianchi-Berthouze N, Blakemore SJ.

 

Psychol Med. 2014 Mar;44(4):731-40. doi: 10.1017/S0033291713001335. Epub 2013 Jun 13.

 

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The development of the neural substrates of cognitive control in adolescents with autism spectrum disorders.

 

Solomon M, Yoon JH, Ragland JD, Niendam TA, Lesh TA, Fairbrother W, Carter CS.

 

Biol Psychiatry. 2014 Sep 1;76(5):412-21. doi: 10.1016/j.biopsych.2013.08.036. Epub 2013 Oct 24.

 

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