Using the highly influential working memory framework as a guide, this textbook provides a clear comparison of the memory development of typically developing children with that of atypical children. The emphasis on explaining methodology throughout the book gives students a real understanding about the way experiments are carried out and how to critically evaluate experimental research.

Working Memory in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Working memory in children with autism spectrum disorders

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this chapter, you should have an understanding of what autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are. You should also have a critical knowledge of the strengths and weaknesses of children with ASD in relation to each of the four major components of the revised ‘working memory model’ (Baddeley, 2007) and be able to support your arguments with research evidence.

With respect to the central executive component of working memory, you should also be able to describe and evaluate the range of executive functioning impairments that are often characteristic of individuals with ...

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