Volume 10, Issue 2 (Summer 2008)                   Advances in Cognitive Sciences 2008, 10(2): 38-48 | Back to browse issues page

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Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate and compare executive functions/attention of children with neuropsychological/developmental learning disabilities and normal children in the city of Isfahan. For this purpose, 20 four to six year old children with neuropsychological/developmental learning disabilities and 20 four to six year old normal children (with no neuropsychological disabilities) were selected using multistage random cluster sampling from among preschooler children in Isfahan, and their functions were compared using executive/attention test. 
Method: The method of study was causal comparative.
The instruments of this research consisted of neuropsychological test of NEPSY, Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence (WPPSI) and the checklist of neuropsychological/developmental learning disabilities for preschool aged children. 
Results: There was a significant difference between the executive functions/attention performance of preschool young children with neuropsychological/developmental learning disabilities and normal young children. 
Conclusion: Preschool children with neuropsychological/developmental learning disabilities have serious problems in their executive/attention functions.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2008/02/6 | Accepted: 2008/04/20 | Published: 2008/06/21

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