I'm confused about the idea of executive functioning being the main problem in autism. I can see there are some areas of this that are common issues with autism. But from my understanding of executive functioning, it also includes things like strategic thinking. And strategic thinking is necessary in playing a lot of computer games, in computer programming, in chess, and in being a surgeon, all of which seem rather popular with Aspergers people. I think executive functioning is really a whole bunch of different things; people may be good with some and not with others, which ones depending on the person. I apply strategic thinking in my story writing, computer work, and other things, while other executive functioning areas cause problems for me. But I don't think I can say that executive functioning in itself is my main area of disability because there are a lot of other parts of my brain that have disabilities. E.g., dyspraxia.
Posted by Sonya S. at 2023-03-24 02:22:31 UTC