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The clinical neuropsychology of attention in school-aged children.

Authors
  • Kelly, T P
Type
Published Article
Journal
Child neuropsychology : a journal on normal and abnormal development in childhood and adolescence
Publication Date
Mar 01, 2000
Volume
6
Issue
1
Pages
24–36
Identifiers
PMID: 10980666
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

100 children from the north-east of England, aged between 7 and 13 years of age, completed an assessment of intellectual ability and an attention battery based on the work of Mirsky, Anthony, Duncan, Ahearn, & Kellam (1991). Factor analysis was generally supportive of the Mirsky et al. (1991) model. Replication of the adult model produced the same four factors: sustain, encode, focus-execute and shift. Replication of the child model produced a three-factor model in which the encode and focus-execute factors combined. An extended model resulted in the introduction of a new factor labelled errors of processing. The scores on attention factors were found to have a reasonable level of independence from intellectual ability.

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