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Executive Functions in Children's Everyday Lives: A Handbook for Professionals in Applied Psychology

Maureen J. Hoskyn, Grace Iarocci, and Arlene R. Young


Children’s development of executive functions and the impact of these cognitive processes on children’s lives from the preschool to the upper elementary school years are reviewed in light of current research findings. Chapters in Part One of the text discuss prefrontal brain networks affiliated with executive functions; issues that concern the behavioral measurement of executive functions in clinical populations; the relationship between executive functions and other cognitive (theory of mind) and language processes (plurilingualism) that are emerging in young children; and how executive funct ... More

Keywords: executive functions, child development, assessment, intervention, theory of mind

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780199980864
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2017 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199980864.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Maureen J. Hoskyn, editor
Associate Professor and Executive Director, Centre for Research on Early Child Health and Education, Simon Fraser University

Grace Iarocci, editor
Professor of Psychology and the Director of the Autism and Developmental Disorders Lab, Simon Fraser University

Arlene R. Young, editor
Associate Professor and the Director of Clinical Training, University of Guelph

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1 Introduction

Maureen J. Hoskyn, Grace Iarocci, and Arlene R. Young

Part One Executive Functions and Children’s Development

2 Executive Functioning

Katie Knapp and J. Bruce Morton

3 Assessing Executive Functions in Young Children

Arlene R. Young, Mandeep K. Gurm, and Katherine A. O’Donnell

4 Sports as a Metaphor for Understanding the Development of Executive Function and Misfunction

Jacob A. Burack, Colin Campbell, Oriane Landry, and Mariëtte Huizinga

6 Parenting and Young Children’s Executive Function Development

Annie Bernier, Diane St-Laurent, Célia Matte-Gagné, Tristan Milot, Stuart I. Hammond, and Jeremy I. M. Carpendale

7 Transition to School

Ulrich Müller, Michael Miller, Sarah Hutchison, and Kayla Ten Eycke

Part Two Diversity in the Development of Executive Functions

8 The Bilingual Advantage

J. Bruce Morton and Stephanie M. Carlson

11 The Assessment of Executive Functions in Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

Maggie E. Toplak, Richard F. West, and Keith E. Stanovich

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