Study Finds that Cognitive Skills in Children with Autism Vary and Improve

Medical News Today
Date Published: 
September 17, 2010

Although previous research has reported little change over time in theory of mind and executive function skills of children with ASD, this longitudinal study found that most of the children's skills in these areas improved considerably over time: Most of the children had better appreciation of others' thoughts and feelings, and they were better able to plan, regulate, and control their thoughts and actions over the study's three years.