New Procedures to Assess Executive Functions in Preschool Children*

  title={New Procedures to Assess Executive Functions in Preschool Children*},
  author={K. Espy and Paul M. Kaufmann and M. Glisky and Melanie D. McDiarmid},
  journal={The Clinical Neuropsychologist},
  pages={46 - 58}
  • K. Espy, Paul M. Kaufmann, +1 author Melanie D. McDiarmid
  • Published 2001
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The Clinical Neuropsychologist
  • Executive functions are difficult to assess in preschool children, yet the preschool period is particularly important, both in the development of behavioral control and of the brain, particularly the prefrontal cortex. Several tasks were adapted from developmental and neuroscience literature and then administered to 98 preschool children (30-, 36-, 42-, 48- and 60-month age groups). Executive function task performance was related largely to age group, but not to sex or intelligence. These tasks… CONTINUE READING
    155 Citations

    Topics from this paper

    Assessing Executive Function in Preschoolers
    • 137
    • Highly Influenced
    • PDF
    A novel executive function battery for preschoolers: Sensitivity to age differences
    • N. Garon, I. Smith, S. Bryson
    • Psychology, Medicine
    • Child neuropsychology : a journal on normal and abnormal development in childhood and adolescence
    • 2014
    • 59
    The Contribution of Executive Functions to Emergent Mathematic Skills in Preschool Children
    • 528
    Assessing Executive Functions in Preschoolers Using Shape School Task
    • 9
    • Highly Influenced
    • PDF
    Measuring the development of executive control with the shape school.
    • 101
    Assessment of executive function in preschool-aged children.
    • 181
    Rule detection in preschool-aged children
    • 10
    Emerging executive skills in very preterm children at 2 years corrected age: A composite assessment
    • T. Pozzetti, A. Ometto, +6 authors G. Marzocchi
    • Psychology, Medicine
    • Child neuropsychology : a journal on normal and abnormal development in childhood and adolescence
    • 2014
    • 10
    Executive Function in Preschoolers with Primary Language Impairment.
    • Hui Chun Yang, S. Gray
    • Psychology, Medicine
    • Journal of speech, language, and hearing research : JSLHR
    • 2017
    • 22
    • PDF


    The Shape School: Assessing executive function in preschool children
    • 277
    • Highly Influential
    A normative‐developmental study of executive function: A window on prefrontal function in children
    • 1,257
    • Highly Influential
    Executive function and social communication deficits in young autistic children.
    • 408
    Executive functions in young children with autism.
    • 386
    • PDF
    Assessing frontal lobe functioning in children: Views from developmental psychology
    • 823
    Developmental norms for the Wisconsin Card Sorting test.
    • G. Chelune, R. Baer
    • Psychology, Medicine
    • Journal of clinical and experimental neuropsychology
    • 1986
    • 441
    The performance of human infants on a measure of frontal cortex function, the delayed response task.
    • 230
    Attention, Memory, and Executive Function
    • 546
    The relations between frontal brain electrical activity and cognitive development during infancy.
    • 272