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‘Everyday Memory’ Impairments in Autism Spectrum Disorders

Jones, Catherine R G and Happé, Francesca and Pickles, Andrew and Marsden, Anita J S and Tregay, Jenifer and Baird, Gillian and Simonoff, Emily and Charman, Tony (2011) '‘Everyday Memory’ Impairments in Autism Spectrum Disorders.' Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 41 (4). pp. 455-464. ISSN 0162-3257

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Abstract

‘Everyday memory’ is conceptualised as memory within the context of day-to-day life and, despite its functional relevance, has been little studied in individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). In the first study of its kind, 94 adolescents with an ASD and 55 without an ASD completed measures of everyday memory from the Rivermead Behavioural Memory Test (RBMT) and a standard word recall task (Children’s Auditory Verbal Learning Test-2: CAVLT-2). The ASD group showed significant impairments on the RBMT, including in prospective memory, alongside impaired performance on the CAVLT-2. Social and communication ability was significantly associated with prospective remembering in an everyday memory context but not with the CAVLT-2. The complex nature of everyday memory and its relevance to ASD is discussed.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Autism spectrum disorders; Everyday memory; Prospective memory; Rivermead Behavioural Memory Test; Children’s Auditory Verbal Learning Test-2
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health > Psychology, Department of
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2011 14:06
Last Modified: 24 Nov 2011 14:06
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/1578

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