publication . Other literature type . Article . 2010

The Assessment of Executive Functioning in Children

Lucy A. Henry; Caroline Bettenay;
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  • Published: 01 May 2010
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
Background: Executive functioning is increasingly seen as incorporating several component sub-skills and clinical assessments should reflect this complexity. \ud \ud Method: Tools for assessing executive functioning in children are reviewed within five key areas, across verbal and visuospatial abilities, with emphasis on batteries of tests. \ud \ud Results: There are many appropriate tests for children, although the choice is more limited for those under the age of 8 years. \ud \ud Conclusions: Whilst there are several batteries of executive functioning suitable for children, clinicians may prefer to cherry-pick from a broader range of measures that assess speci...
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free text keywords: Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health, Psychiatry and Mental health, P, Psychometrics, Spatial ability, Developmental psychology, Cognition, Psychology
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