The Shape School: Assessing executive function in preschool children

  title={The Shape School: Assessing executive function in preschool children},
  author={K. A. Espy},
  journal={Developmental Neuropsychology},
  • K. A. Espy
  • Published 1997
  • Psychology
  • Developmental Neuropsychology
  • Age‐related changes in executive function were examined on a new task, the Shape School, in 70 preschool children (32–68 months old). The Shape School is a colorful storybook designed to examine inhibition and switching processes in young children. Results confirmed that task efficiency varied significantly with age, with older age groups outperforming younger groups. Furthermore, inhibition efficiency improved significantly between 3 to 4 years of age, whereas switching skills showed… CONTINUE READING
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