A normative‐developmental study of executive function: A window on prefrontal function in children

@article{Welsh1991ANS,
  title={A normative‐developmental study of executive function: A window on prefrontal function in children},
  author={Marilyn C. Welsh and Bruce F. Pennington and Dena B. Groisser},
  journal={Developmental Neuropsychology},
  year={1991},
  volume={7},
  pages={131-149}
}
Normative‐developmental performance on a battery of executive function tasks was investigated. Executive function was defined as goal‐directed behavior, including planning, organized search, and impulse control. Measures were drawn from clinical neuropsychology (visual search, verbal fluency, motor sequencing, and Wisconsin Card Sorting Task [WCST]) and from developmental psychology (Tower of Hanoi [TOH] and Matching Familiar Figures Test [MFFT]). A discriminant task, recognition memory, was… 

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