Navigation Links
Standard IQ Test May Undervalue People With Autism
Date:6/19/2009

Study shows they could solve problems faster than non-autistics on a different test

FRIDAY, June 19 (HealthDay News) -- The most commonly used test to measure intelligence is underestimating the intellectual potential of autistic people, new research suggests.

People with autism often struggle with the verbal portions of the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale, the test most often used to measure IQ, researchers said.

But when given another test of abstract reasoning abilities, the Raven's Standard Progressive Matrices, autistic people not only had scores equal to those of their non-autistic counterparts, but they answered the questions, on average, as much as 42 percent more quickly.

On the Raven's test, autistic participants scored, on average, 30 percentage points higher than would have been predicted by their scores on the Wechsler scale, according to the study, in the June issue of Human Brain Mapping.

Also, MRIs done during the testing showed that autistic people had more activity in different areas of their brains than those without autism.

"While both groups performed Raven's Standard Progressive Matrices (RSPM) test with equal accuracy, the autistic group responded more quickly and appeared to use perceptual regions of the brain to accelerate problem solving," said Isabelle Soulieres, a post-doctoral fellow at Harvard University and the study's lead author. "Some critics argued that autistics would be unable to complete the RSPM because of its complexity, yet our study shows autistics complete it as efficiently and have a more highly developed perception than non-autistics."

The researchers said the findings have implications for the way in which autistic children are educated.

"When we do the Wechsler test, which is the one that is done in clinical settings, there is a big chance that we underestimate the education potential of autistics," Soulieres said. "If
'/>"/>

Copyright©2009 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Public Comment Period Open for HIPAA Privacy and Security Standards
2. IVANS Hit Experts Available To Discuss the Dept. of HHS Recommendation Of “Meaningful Use” and How Potential Tighter Standards Will Impact the Provider Community
3. URAC Stresses Importance of Standards for Wellness Programs and Health Plan at AHIP Institute 2009
4. Greater Cincinnati Behavioral Health Services Standardizes on Autonomys Meaning-Based Technologies
5. QLT announces 12-month results from Novartis sponsored MONT BLANC study evaluating standard-fluence Visudyne(R) combination therapy
6. BioFit Intensive Plus™ Chairs Meet Federal Standard for Continuous Intensive Use
7. First-Ever Standardized Scales to Measure the Skins Aging Process Are Presented at THE Aesthetic Show
8. SVS 2009: Ziehm Imaging Sets a New Standard in Mobile Imaging With the Ziehm Vision RFD
9. New study indicates radiologists need standards to ensure optimal visual accuracy
10. Keane Optimum Creates Higher Standards in Healthcare IT, Improved Patient Safety
11. Cambrex Regains Compliance With Revised NYSE Listing Standards
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Standard IQ Test May Undervalue People With Autism
(Date:8/3/2015)... Indiana (PRWEB) , ... August 03, 2015 , ... ... throughout Livingston and Putnam counties. As a family owned and operated business, ... septic matters. They are a leader in septic installations because of their ...
(Date:8/3/2015)... ... August 03, 2015 , ... sweetFrog Enterprises, LLC. is ... is the 20th sweetFrog store operating in the Lone Star State. The premium frozen ... companies in 2014. , The store, located at 2916 US-75, Sherman, TX 38652, will ...
(Date:8/3/2015)... , ... August 03, 2015 , ... Since 1978, the ... declined, according to a new publication released today by the AAMC (Association of American ... college graduates over the past three decades, the number of black male applicants to ...
(Date:8/3/2015)... ... August 03, 2015 , ... The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange ( WEDI ... efficiencies in healthcare information exchange, announced the release of its findings from its June ... (HHS) Secretary, WEDI shared survey results and recommendations , strongly encouraging ...
(Date:8/3/2015)... ... August 03, 2015 , ... According to an opinion piece published July ... diet leads to one pound of weight loss may not be accurate. While this system ... to one pound of fat varies – based both on the individual and at what ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Zeiter’s Septics Performs Affordable Septic Installations Throughout Livingston & Putnam Counties Effective Immediately 2Health News:Zeiter’s Septics Performs Affordable Septic Installations Throughout Livingston & Putnam Counties Effective Immediately 3Health News:sweetFrog Reopens Texas Store Today 2Health News:New Publication Focuses on the Decline of Black Males in Medicine 2Health News:New Publication Focuses on the Decline of Black Males in Medicine 3Health News:New Publication Focuses on the Decline of Black Males in Medicine 4Health News:WEDI ICD-10 Survey Results: Industry Nearing Readiness but Physician Practices Lagging Behind 2Health News:WEDI ICD-10 Survey Results: Industry Nearing Readiness but Physician Practices Lagging Behind 3Health News:WEDI ICD-10 Survey Results: Industry Nearing Readiness but Physician Practices Lagging Behind 4Health News:Article Dispelling Weight Loss Myth Correctly Emphasizes the Complicated and Difficult Nature of Weight Loss, Says Dr. Michael Feiz 2
... by Margaret Keresteci said that young men who are under ... of snowmobiling. Canadian Institute for Health Information said that the ... happen in the month of February. ,The accidents ... skiing. In 2003-04 there were 788 individuals admitted in the ...
... the University of Manchester have evolved a method to diagnose ... detect chemical warfare agents. Dr Paul Thomas led a team ... explosives at the airports. // ,The ... is now being used by researchers to detect "unhealthy" molecules ...
... Laboratory of Infectious Diseases, and Bernard Moss, NIAID's Laboratory of ... to prevent and treat small pox virus infection. Though Small ... increased fear over the use of small pox virus as ... pox referral strains are only available in two places in ...
... to treat respiratory tract problems such as pneumonia, bronchitis ... was reported to develop jaundice and liver problems following ... effects as been reported in the Annals of Internal ... problems with other drug prescriptions but after taking Ketek ...
... risk of dementia at a latter age can be halved ... research findings published in the Psychological Medicine//. Cognitive decline can ... occupational complexity. As many as 29,000 people from 22 studies ... of Psychiatry’s Dr Michael Valenzuela has revealed that where the ...
... professor of geriatric medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, ... activity of the orbitofrontal cortex of the brain. ... the Journal of Urology. He studied the brain using functional ... the brain activity of 6 normal people and 6 people ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Snowmobile accidents, on the rise in Canada 2Health News:Sensor Can Detect "Unhealthy" Molecules In Breath 2
(Date:8/3/2015)... 3, 2015 Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. (NYSE: DPLO ... for the quarter ended June 30, 2015. All comparisons, unless ... Second Quarter 2015 Highlights include: ... $266 million , Total prescriptions dispensed of 234,000, an ... 5.5% , Adjusted EBITDA of $22.7 million, an increase ...
(Date:8/3/2015)... , August 3, 2015 ... 2015 market research with 2020 forecasts as well ... healthcare and medical devices intelligence collection of its ... simulation market with 2020 forecasts spread across 164 ... with 170 tables and figures is now available ...
(Date:8/3/2015)... 3, 2015  Sage Analytics ( www.sageanalytics.com ), the ... potency measurement systems, announced its sponsorship of the California ... A limited number of tickets are available for groups ... great cause while enjoying an open bar, buffet dinner ... San Francisco Bay at sunset. With the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Diplomat Announces 2nd Quarter 2015 Financial Results 2Diplomat Announces 2nd Quarter 2015 Financial Results 3Diplomat Announces 2nd Quarter 2015 Financial Results 4Diplomat Announces 2nd Quarter 2015 Financial Results 5Diplomat Announces 2nd Quarter 2015 Financial Results 6Diplomat Announces 2nd Quarter 2015 Financial Results 7Diplomat Announces 2nd Quarter 2015 Financial Results 8Diplomat Announces 2nd Quarter 2015 Financial Results 9Diplomat Announces 2nd Quarter 2015 Financial Results 10Diplomat Announces 2nd Quarter 2015 Financial Results 11Diplomat Announces 2nd Quarter 2015 Financial Results 12Diplomat Announces 2nd Quarter 2015 Financial Results 13Diplomat Announces 2nd Quarter 2015 Financial Results 14Diplomat Announces 2nd Quarter 2015 Financial Results 15Diplomat Announces 2nd Quarter 2015 Financial Results 16Diplomat Announces 2nd Quarter 2015 Financial Results 17Diplomat Announces 2nd Quarter 2015 Financial Results 18Medical Simulation Market to see 14% CAGR to 2019 2Medical Simulation Market to see 14% CAGR to 2019 3Medical Simulation Market to see 14% CAGR to 2019 4Medical Simulation Market to see 14% CAGR to 2019 5Medical Simulation Market to see 14% CAGR to 2019 6Sage Analytics Sponsors California Cannabis Industry Association Bay Area Cruise FUNdraiser 2
... concept of smaller, thinner laparoscopic tools has been an ... advent of laparoscopic surgery. Some prominent manufacturers of surgical ... they did not perform to the standard that bariatric ... extremely thin instruments would bend under the stress of ...
... TUCSON, Ariz., Aug. 23, 2011 The Muscular Dystrophy ... 40 new research initiatives targeting nearly two dozen ... initiatives targeting Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), nine ... or Lou Gehrig,s disease), as well as efforts on ...
Cached Medicine Technology:New Micro Laparoscopic Instruments for the Bariatric Surgery Allow for Less Scarring and Pain than Ever Before Possible 2Muscular Dystrophy Association Awards $13.7 Million for 40 New Research Grants 2Muscular Dystrophy Association Awards $13.7 Million for 40 New Research Grants 3Muscular Dystrophy Association Awards $13.7 Million for 40 New Research Grants 4Muscular Dystrophy Association Awards $13.7 Million for 40 New Research Grants 5
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
Medicine Products: