Cognitive and behavioral aspects of executive functions in children born very preterm

Learning Objectives:

1. Describe various core executive functions and their pattern of maturation in mid-childhood on a behavioural and neuroanatomical level.

2. Explain why the results of neuropsychological tests may not always be congruent with children’s behavioural problems in everyday life reported by parental questionnaires.

Ritter, B. C., Perrig, W., Steinlin, M., & Everts, R. (2014). Cognitive and behavioral aspects of executive functions in children born very preterm. Child Neuropsychology20(2), 129-144.