Executive Function and Dysfunction

Executive Function and Dysfunction

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Executive dysfunction occurs in many clinical conditions and has significant impact on multiple facets of life. This book summarizes executive function and dysfunction for practitioners, researchers and educators, covering lifespan development, assessment, impact and interventions. Drawing together clinical, neurobiological and developmental viewpoints, the authors summarize the latest research findings in practical and applied terms, and review conceptual approaches to assessing and identifying executive function and dysfunction. Several chapters are devoted to practical aspects of executive dysfunction, including research-based treatment strategies, educational implications, forensic cautions and intervention resources. Executive dysfunction in ADHD, LD, MR, autism, mood disorders, epilepsy, cancer and TBI is covered, with test performance, neuroimaging and clinical presentation for these clinical conditions. The book concludes with anticipation of future work in the field. This is a key reference for medical, psychological and educational professionals who work with children, adolescents and young adults in clinical and educational settings.Practical applications of arithmetic skills, such as solving word problems, necessitate the ability to utilize relevant information while ignoring irrelevant information. Students who are less proficient at these skills are at a clear disadvantage and may fall behind in math achievement. In sum ... during the late elementary grades.39_41 Fourth and fifth grade students who have difficulties in written expression, anbsp;...

Title:Executive Function and Dysfunction
Author:Scott J. Hunter, Elizabeth P. Sparrow
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 2012-10-04


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