Assessment and Development of Executive Function (EF) During Childhood

  title={Assessment and Development of Executive Function (EF) During Childhood},
  author={Peter J. Anderson},
  journal={Child Neuropsychology},
  pages={71 - 82}
  • P. Anderson
  • Published 1 June 2002
  • Psychology
  • Child Neuropsychology
This review paper outlines the issues associated with the assessment of executive function (EF) in children and adolescents, and describes the developmental profile of executive processes across childhood. At the outset, EF is defined, and cognitive and behavioral impairments associated with executive dysfunction (EDF) are described. A developmental model of EF is proposed incorporating four discrete but inter-related executive domains (attentional control, cognitive flexibility, goal setting… 
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