Vol 3 No 1 (2020): Volume 3 Issue 1 Year 2020
Review Article

A young adult with nonverbal low-functioning Autism: A case review of readiness for independent living

Zuxin Josie Oh
Educational Therapist, Stargazer Intervention Centre, Singapore
Guo Hui Xie
Board-Certified Educational Therapist, Special Needs Consultancy& Services, Singapore
Published March 7, 2020
Keywords
  • Adaptive Behavior,
  • Autism,
  • Executive Function
How to Cite
Oh, Z. J., & Xie, G. H. (2020). A young adult with nonverbal low-functioning Autism: A case review of readiness for independent living. Asian Journal of Interdisciplinary Research, 3(1), 162-177. https://doi.org/10.34256/ajir20112

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Abstract

This is a case review of a male adult, GO, with nonverbal low functioning autism in his twenties. Previous psycho-educational assessment indicated that GO had a nonverbal IQ (NVIQ) of 73 within the borderline range, an adaptive behavior composite score at the extremely low percentile rank, and poor executive functioning (EF) capability with majority of the EF components falling in the performance range from borderline problem to problematic range. His family has expressed their concern if GO would be able to take care of himself when they are too old or no longer around to care for him. This short paper is an attempt to review all the previous assessment results and to find out if GO could be helped to improve in his daily living skills in order to lead a more independent life in the future.

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