Autism spectrum disorder and working memory: A comparative study between children with ASD and normal children

Abdelouahid Guennach, Mohammed El-Mir
2020 Figshare  
This study examines the performance of working memory components in children with autism spectrum disorder in comparison to normal children. This study aimed at exploring the functioning of working memory in children with autism spectrum disorder. The sample consisted of 34 children having the same age (distributed to 17 normal children, and 17 children with autism spectrum disorder). We administered the following three tests (forward digit span, backward digit span, and pattern task) were
more » ... ern task) were conducted. The results of this study showed that there are clear deficiencies in working memory in children with autism spectrum disorder. These deficits appear in tasks that require working memory intervention; whether it is related to the maintenance of speech-based materials (verbal information), or storage and maintenance of visual and spatial information in working memory for a short period of time. Finally, we discussed the results based on the results of previous studies about working memory and autism spectrum disorder. The conclusions of our study confirmed the results of the previous studies.
doi:10.6084/m9.figshare.12155694.v2 fatcat:fibti3y5efdjtdjvjl2vqym424