Who am i meant to be? In search of a psychological account of autism, from the viewpoint of an ‘insider’



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Executive dysfunction

  • Disrupted development of central executive processing.
  • Linked to the behavioural observations of ‘rigidity’ of thought.
  • Executive dysfunction refers to the ability to maintain an appropriate problem-solving strategy in order to attain a future goal.
  • Hughes (2001), disruption to the central executive would lead to difficulties in pretend play and maintaining joint attention with others.

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