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 S. Smalley and M. J. Kitil and B. Galla and Susan Kaiser-Greenland and J. Locke and Eric Ishijima and C. Kasari},
  journal={Journal of Applied School Psychology},
  pages={70 - 95}
  • Lisa Flook, S. Smalley, +5 authors C. Kasari
  • Published 2010
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Applied School Psychology
  • 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… CONTINUE READING
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