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The clinical neuropsychology of attention in school-aged children

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Thomas Kelly


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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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Author(s): Kelly TP

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Child Neuropsychology

Year: 2000

Volume: 6

Issue: 1

Pages: 24-36

Print publication date: 01/01/2000

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Publisher: Taylor & Francis


DOI: 10.1076/0929-7049(200003)6:1;1-B;FT024


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