From November 18th, 2010

Further Investigation of the Use of Behavioral Intervention to Improve Working Memory

In a recent study, Lisa Baltruschat and other CARD researchers found evidence suggesting that behavioral intervention may improve working memory in children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Many children with ASD exhibit deficits in areas of executive functioning including working memory, the ability to simultaneously store and process information. In a previous study, Lisa Baltruschat and other CARD researchers found positive reinforcement to be effective in improving counting span task performance in three children with ASD. The purpose of the current study was to investigate the use of positive reinforcement in improving performance on complex span tasks, a more involved…