Examining an Executive Function Battery for Use with Preschool Children with Disabilities

Laura J. Kuhn, Michael T. Willoughby, Clancy B. Blair, Rachel McKinnon

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Performance-based assessments of EF for use with young children who have or are at risk for disabilities are lacking. The current study investigates the use of a computerized battery for children with subclinical behaviors (N = 846) across a variety of developmental disabilities and evaluates practical information about feasibility of task administration. Results reveal that children with disabilities performed similarly to their typically developing peers across a variety of metrics for evaluating the battery, ranging from percent correct scores to administrator quality ratings. Thus, the battery may be considered an easy-to-administer, performance-based assessment tool in which children with disabilities do not perform systemically worse than typically developing peers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2586-2594
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 1 2017


  • Disabilities and measurement
  • Early childhood
  • Executive function

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Developmental and Educational Psychology


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