Common risk factors in neurodevelopmental disorders
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Strong executive function (EF) may allow children to compensate for other atypicalities, thus attenuating the association between infant markers and later disorder traits. Whilst infant EF was associated with both ASD and ADHD inattention traits, there was no association with ADHD hyperactivity or CU traits. This suggests that any protective effect may not be universal and emphasises the need for a better understanding of the underlying moderating mechanisms.