Autism, Memory

Autism & Memory

New research from University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine has revealed some interesting facts about autistic memory.
First, the children with autism, compared to the matched controls, had poorer memory for complex information (many individual elements or one complicated element) in both word and picture form … Second, children with autism also had poor working memory for spatial information, or remembering over time where something was located once it was out of sight…. Second, children with autism also had poor working memory for spatial information, or remembering over time where something was located once it was out of sight.
The above quotes are from the press release. You can read a facsimile of the original article here: The Profile of Memory Function in Children with Autism