Executive functions assessment and treatment at preschool age: A case report of a child at risk of ADHD

Paolo Stievano, Giovanni Valeri

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Abstract

An attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) single case was analyzed using a battery of develop-mentally sensitive measures of executive functions in young children. The child was then trained with executive function tasks similar to tests in which he had failed. A training program was administered individually in 45 minute sessions, 3 days a week for a month. The child was tested before training, after training, and in a five-months follow-up. Results show improvements in executive function tasks. Positive ecological impact of the training was confirmed by parents and teachers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)41-51
Number of pages11
JournalNeuropsychological Trends
Volume9
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2011

Keywords

  • ADHD
  • Developmental disorders
  • Executive functions
  • Hyperactivity
  • Impulsivity
  • Working memory

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience
  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology

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