The Role of Distinct Executive Functions on Adaptive Behavior in Children and Adolescents with Down Syndrome

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe the association between isolated executive functions and adaptive behavior, across communication, daily living, and socialization domains, in adolescents with Down syndrome.
  2. Characterize how impairments in executive functions may hinder the development of adaptive behaviors and what facets of executive function may serve as targets for invention to improve adaptive outcomes in Down syndrome.

Elizabeth A. Will, Emily K. Schworer & Anna J. Esbensen (2021). The role of distinct executive functions on adaptive behavior in children and adolescents with Down syndrome, Child Neuropsychology, 27:8, 1054-1072, DOI: 10.1080/09297049.2021.1917531