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ERIC Number: EJ889004
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 56
ISSN: ISSN-1087-0547
A National Study on the Development of Visual Attention Using the Cognitive Assessment System
Lehman, Elyse Brauch; Naglieri, Jack A.; Aquilino, Sally A.
Journal of Attention Disorders, v14 n1 p15-24 July 2010
Objective: Developmental changes in the performance of children and adolescents are studied using the Cognitive Assessment System (CAS) which is an individually administered test of 4 basic cognitive processes. Method: The test measures the Planning, Attention, Simultaneous, and Successive (PASS) processes as a theory of intelligence that can provide the framework for an alternative to traditional IQ tests. The CAS, which includes a scale of attention comprising 3 subtests, each of which is presented visually, provides an opportunity to study the development of visual attention for 2,200 children and adolescents aged 5- to 17-years-old who participated in the national standardization sample. A subsample ( n = 1,395) is also administered the Woodcock-Johnson Tests of Achievement--Revised ("WJ-R"). Results: On all 3 CAS attention subtests, the mean scores improve with age, and the rate of change between adjacent age groups is moderate-to-large up to 15-years-old. At all ages the CAS Attention standard score is moderately related to "WJ-R" Achievement Cluster scores. Conclusion: The results are discussed in light of conclusions about the development of attention based on the standardization sample of the NEPSY--A Developmental Neuropsychological Assessment. (Contains 2 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Cognitive Assessment System; Woodcock Johnson Tests of Achievement