Cognitive Interventions and Autism

Traditional cognitive interventions (such as cognitive behavioural therapy) deal with thoughts and perceptions, and how these can affect feelings and behaviour.

By reassessing negative thoughts an individual can learn more flexible, positive ways of thinking, which can ultimately affect their feelings and behaviour towards those thoughts.

However there are also some cognitive interventions which have been specifically developed to improve those cognitive functions which may be especially impaired in some people on the autism spectrum.

These impaired cognitive functions include central coherence, executive function, intellectual ability, memory, and theory of mind.

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15 Jun 2018