Asperger's Disorder and Nonverbal Learning Disability: Similarity Between Cognitive Profile and Memory Functions


Kilincaslan A. , Mukaddes N. M. , Kucukyazici G. S. , Gurvit H.

NOROPSIKIYATRI ARSIVI-ARCHIVES OF NEUROPSYCHIATRY, cilt.48, ss.140-146, 2011 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 48 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2011
  • Doi Numarası: 10.4274/npa.y5724
  • Dergi Adı: NOROPSIKIYATRI ARSIVI-ARCHIVES OF NEUROPSYCHIATRY
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.140-146

Özet

Objective: Nonverbal learning disability (NVLD) is a condition associated with prominent nonverbal deficits such as reduced perceptual and spatial abilities, while the verbal abilities remain relatively intact. Some researchers have reported that there is a considerable overlap between cognitive and behavioral features of Asperger's Disorder (AD) and NVLD. The present study aimed to assess the hypothesis of the presence of NVLD in AD using a neuropsychological battery, which primarily focused on memory, in a group of children and adolescents from the Turkish population.