Social cognition in adolescent girls with fragile X syndrome

Lyn S. Turkstra, Leonard J Abbeduto, Peter Meulenbroek

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Abstract

This study aimed to characterize social cognition, executive functions (EFs), and everyday social functioning in adolescent girls with fragile X syndrome, and identify relationships among these variables. Participants were 20 girls with FXS and 20 age-matched typically developing peers. Results showed significant between-groups differences in social cognition, accounted for by differences in IQ and language. Within the FXS group, IQ and language were related to social cognition; parent-reported social functioning was related to language and EFs; and self-reported social functioning was generally good and not related to cognitive or social cognition variables. Results suggest that intervention might focus on managing language and cognitive contributions to social functioning, rather than social cognition, and underscore the importance of considering parent and adolescent perspectives.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)319-339
Number of pages21
JournalAmerican Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Volume119
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014

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Keywords

  • Adolescent
  • Executive function
  • Fragile X syndrome
  • Social cognition
  • Social outcome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)

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Social cognition in adolescent girls with fragile X syndrome. / Turkstra, Lyn S.; Abbeduto, Leonard J; Meulenbroek, Peter.

In: American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Vol. 119, No. 4, 2014, p. 319-339.

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