Executive Function Predicts Adaptive Behavior in Children with Histories of Heavy Prenatal Alcohol Exposure and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 05/21/2012
Ware AL et al. – The results support prior research in attention–deficit/hyperactivity disorder, suggesting that executive function (EF) deficits are predictive of poorer adaptive behavior and extend this finding to include children with heavy prenatal exposure to alcohol. However, the relation between EF and adaptive ability differed by group, suggesting unique patterns of abilities in these children. These results provide enhanced understanding of adaptive deficits in these populations, as well as demonstrate the ecological validity of laboratory measures of EF.