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ERIC Number: EJ1035552
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jul
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1944-7515
Profiles of Everyday Executive Functioning in Young Children with Down Syndrome
Daunhauer, Lisa A.; Fidler, Deborah J.; Hahn, Laura; Will, Elizabeth; Lee, Nancy Raitano; Hepburn, Susan
American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, v119 n4 p303-318 Jul 2014
We investigated executive functioning (EF) in children with Down syndrome (DS; n = 25) and typically developing (TD) children matched for mental age (MA; n = 23) using the Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function-Preschool. We sought to (1) compare children with DS to a developmentally matched control group, and (2) to characterize the EF profile of children with DS. Across teacher and parent reports, significant deficits in working memory and planning were observed in the DS group. Parents, but not teachers, of children with DS also reported difficulties in inhibitory control relative to the comparison group. Results extend earlier findings regarding EF impairments in children with DS. The complementary role inhibitory control may play in this profile is discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Institute of Education Sciences (ED); National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS)
Authoring Institution: N/A
IES Funded: Yes
Grant or Contract Numbers: R324A110136; H133G100197