New Procedures to Assess Executive Functions in Preschool Children*

@article{Espy2001NewPT,
  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},
  year={2001},
  volume={15},
  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
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