Effects of Mindful Awareness Practices on Executive Functions in Elementary School Children

  title={Effects of Mindful Awareness Practices on Executive Functions in Elementary School Children},
  author={Lisa Flook and Susan Smalley and M. Jennifer Kitil and Brian M. Galla and Susan Kaiser-Greenland and Jill Locke and Eric Ishijima and Connie Kasari},
  journal={Journal of Applied School Psychology},
  pages={70 - 95}
A school-based program of mindful awareness practices (MAPs) was evaluated in a randomized control study of 64 second- and third-grade children ages 7–9 years. The program was delivered for 30 minutes, twice per week, for 8 weeks. Teachers and parents completed questionnaires assessing children's executive function immediately before and following the 8-week period. Multivariate analysis of covariance on teacher and parent reports of executive function (EF) indicated an interaction effect… 

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