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executive functions

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Trinidad García

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Transcript of executive functions

Three main questions
How is Executive
Functioning measured?
Performance-based measures

Behavioral measures

New techniques
Performance-based measures
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Objective measures

Clinical and experimental settings

Limitations
Behavioral
measures
Behavior rating inventories

Evaluation in natural settings

Different informants

Low correspondence and agreement
Why is Executive Functioning important?
Learning and academic outcomes

Behavior and social adaptation

Neuropsychological and developmental disorders
What is executive functioning?
Behavior generation, supervision and adjustment

Hierarchical brain organization

Cognitive and emotional components
executive functionING:
A brief introduction

What is Executive Functioning ?
Why is Executive Functioning important?
How is Executive
Functioning measured?
Trinidad García
University of Oviedo (Spain)
Contact: garciatrinidad@uniovi.es

Attention
Flexibility
WM/updating
Inhibition
Planning
Reading skills and ... proficiency in a Language?

LET’S TRY AGAIN

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Stroop Effect

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Directional Stroop

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CURRENT RESEARCH
Executive Functioning Scale -EFS (ADIR)

Exploratory study (2012-2013)
Validation study (at present)

Core aspects:
- Agreement among different informants
- Correspondence among measures
- EF, ADHD and comorbididy

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