Psychology Department Colloquium - Nicole Eddy

Jan 18th, 2022

Psych Dept

For this week's Colloquium, on January 21st, we will be joined by Nicole Eddy. Please see the talk title and summary below:

Title: The Impact of Executive Dysfunction on the Mathematics Achievement of Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Summary: Executive Function (EF) involves the neurological processes behind how we organize environmental information, plan, and direct behaviour. EF components have been found to be related to mathematical performance. Individuals on the autism spectrum often experience challenges with their executive functioning- what is referred to as “executive dysfunction”. Additionally, autistic individuals display a widespread pattern of mathematic achievement, with both below and above IQ-expected performance, and are significantly more like to be diagnosed with a math-based learning disability than the general population. Considering the relationship between EF and math performance, the present study intends to explore this relationship in an autistic youth sample.

Reminder: This Colloquium is virtual, meeting details below:

Colloquium - Nicole Eddy

Friday, 21 Jan, 2022 3:00 pm | 1 hour 10 minutes | (UTC-03:30) Newfoundland
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